In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer based written CPPO exam containing 190 questions, this course provides a review that addresses key information on topics identified in the 2013 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. Candidates authorized to test should enroll in the course well in advance of the selected test date. Participation in this class does not guarantee success on the examination.  

Course Availability:

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August 11, 2021 - August 12, 2021
CPPO PREP (Standard) $395.00
(prices valid until Aug 8, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Hagerstown, MD
August 31, 2021 - October 12, 2021
CPPO Online Prep (Standard) $395.00
(prices valid until Aug 31, 2021)
Instructor: Mrs. Renee A. Rogers, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
February 7, 2022 - March 21, 2022
CPPO Online Prep (Standard) $395.00
(prices valid until Feb 7, 2022)
Instructor: Mrs. Renee A. Rogers, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led


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 CPPO Examination.
  • Describe the testing environment for the certification exams.
  • Explain various methods of study that will help prepare for the exam.

Intended Audience

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

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.
  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.
  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.

Delivery Formats Available


Contact Hours


Virtual Instructor-Led




Virtual Instructor-Led - 7 weeks



Designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience.

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

This format combines the best of in-person learning by offering live participation with instructors and peers.


Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

7 Weeks

  • Digitally-based learning experience housed in Aspire, NIGP’s learning management system.

Course Outline

  • Week 1 - Getting Started: Orientation, navigation and class introductions
  • Week 2 - Domain I: Procurement Administration
  • Week 3 - Domain II: Sourcing
  • Week 4 - Domain III: Negotiation Process & Domain IV:  Contract Administration
  • Week 5 - Domain V:  Supply Management 
  • Week 6 - Domain VI:  Strategic Procurement
  • Week 7 - Final Assessment, Debrief, test taking tips and strategies

2 Day Course


Course Outline

  • Day 1 - Domain I: Procurement Administration & Domain 2: Sourcing
  • Day 2 - Domain III: Negotiation Process, Domain IV: Contract Administration, Domain V: Supply Management, Domain VI: Strategic Procurement Planning