Course

CPPB Prep

  • Date: 08/09/2021 - 08/10/2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Pacific Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Hosted By: Columbia Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M. Experience: Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments. Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University. In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009. In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 15
This course has been converted to Virtual delivery

In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer-based CPPB exam containing 175 questions, this course provides a review that addresses key information on topics identified in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. Considered as a tool to help the student in assessing their own strengths and weaknesses, as they relate to the subject matter, this course is only a part of the candidates overall study plan for preparation. Participation in this class does not guarantee success on the examination.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
CPPB PREP (Standard)$395.00 08/03/2021
Spots available: 18

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the content of the six domains in the body of knowledge as it relates to the CPPB Examination.
  • Describe the testing environment for the certification exams.
  • Explain various methods of study that will help prepare for the exam.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

  • Attendance at all sessions of the entire course is required and will be monitored.
  • Active participation in all self assessments is required
  • NIGP will not issue partial Contact Hours.
  • An evaluation form must be completed and returned to NIGP prior to the completion of the course
  • CEUs are not awarded for attendance.

Competency Alignment

The CPPB course does not follow NIGP Pathways Competency framework.

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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 2 Day Virtual Course

Course Outline

This course addresses all 6 domain areas identified in the Body of Knowledge.

Day One:

  • Domain I: Procurement Administration
  • Domain 2: Sourcing

Day Two:

  • Domain III: Negotiation Process
  • Domain IV: Contract Administration
  • Domain V: Supply Management
  • Domain VI: Strategic Procurement Planning

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course. A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.


Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Disclaimer

Participation in NIGP’s Online Prep Course will help you prepare to sit for the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) examination for the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO). This Online Prep Course focuses your study on the six areas of content (domains) within the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Body of Knowledge upon which the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) examinations are built.

The Prep is a review course cannot take the place of procurement courses and years of procurement experience. Taking this course will not guarantee a pass rate on the final exam. The Prep Course will help you understand your areas of content strengths and weaknesses, assist in guiding study activity, and provide self-directed study questions and information.

NIGP Educational products are independent of Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Certification. Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) certification is governed by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.

Local Contact

Name:Kathryn Braeme-Burr
Phone:503-988-7550
Fax:503-988-4098
Email:kathi.braeme-burr@multco.us

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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