UPPCC Recertification at a Glance

CPPB and CPPO are certifications offered by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). This information is being provided to support NIGP members.

  • Certificants must hold a valid current certification and must apply for recertification every five years. No examination is required.
  • UPPCC Application for Recertification
  • Certificants can recertify under lapsed status within one year of the certification expiration date. Lapsed Certificants are required to earn 55 contact hours
  • UPPCC Candidate Handbook Chapter VII. Recertification

All certificants must earn a minimum of 45 contact hours in at least 2 out of the 3 categories listed below:

Accredited for Recertification

Continuing Education Accredited

Courses that meet a quality standard set by a 3rd party. Higher education courses that offer credit hours and NIGP courses that offer CEUs (approved by IACET)

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Continuing Education Non-Accredited

NIGP webinars, Educational workshops of NIGP Forum, NIGP courses that do not offer CEUs, Chapter educational events

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Professional Contributions

Professional Contributions

Leadership roles in procurement organizations at the national and chapter level, authoring a published article, teaching (up to 20 contact hours)

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