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NIGP-CPP Module B Exam Prep

Course Availability:

View upcoming dates for this course.

June 13, 2022 - June 27, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Jun 13, 2022)
Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Level: Advanced Practitioner
June 24, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Jun 19, 2022)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
August 20, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Aug 4, 2022)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Theresa Webb, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., M.A.
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Boston, MA
September 19, 2022 - October 3, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Sep 18, 2022)
Instructor: Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Advanced Practitioner
September 21, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Sep 15, 2022)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPM, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
December 12, 2022 - December 26, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Dec 11, 2022)
Instructor: Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Advanced Practitioner
December 14, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Dec 8, 2022)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mrs. Renee A. Rogers, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
On-Demand
On Demand: NIGP-CPP Module B Prep $155.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Advanced Practitioner

Description

Included with the Module B prep course are items designed to help you prepare for the NIGP-CPP certification exam, including:

  • NIGP-CPP Module: B Prep Guide
  • Student workbook (including course notes, job aids, practical application exercises, etc.)
  • Practice questions

This course reviews the same competencies that are evaluated in the NIGP-CPP certification exam by providing activities and discussions to help you apply what you have learned to real-world scenarios. However, this course alone cannot fully prepare you for each competency and situation that is covered in the comprehensive exam, as the exam takes into account the entirety of your education and practical experience. Individuals should enroll in this prep course at least six months prior to their scheduled test date to provide sufficient time for independent review and study. Please note that participation in this course does not guarantee success on the NIGP-CPP certification exam.

The NIGP-CPP Module B Prep Course reviews the following competency statements:

  • Choose and implement strategic improvements for the procurement function.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement social and environmentally sustainable procurement policies and other procurement priorities.
  • Advise the entity on how to resolve procurement-related issues.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by communicating requirements, responsibilities, and outcomes.
  • Create, lead, and provide holistic procurement program oversight.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic contracting initiatives.
  • Manage the issues distinct to international business.
  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management, warehousing, and logistics programs.
  • Recommend options to dispose of assets to maximize residual value.
  • Create policies and procedures to support an ethical workplace.
  • Create a culture and system to foster continuous improvement.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for procurement professionals.
  • Provide educational opportunities related to procurement best practices to non-procurement professionals.
  • Engage stakeholders in development of entity key performance indicators to achieve change implementation.
  • Communicate programs, policies, and procedures in support of entity’s continuous advancement.
  • Develop criteria for evaluation of internal and external relationships and Procurement’s performance.
  • Align procurement change with entity goals.
  • Identify and address challenges and conflicts.
  • Establish a continuous improvement plan.
  • Identify how changes in global, national, and regional economies will affect operations.
  • Develop and manage a thriving and resilient workplace.
  • Obtain and manage budgetary resources to further Procurement’s goals.
  • Develop and implement a communications plan to enhance the image of the procurement function.

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Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led

Blended (On-Demand + Virtual Instructor-Led)

On-Demand

Contact Hours

In-Person & Virtual Instructor-Led - 7.5

Blended (On-Demand + Virtual Instructor-Led) - 15

On-Demand - 7.5

CEUs

In-Person & Virtual Instructor-Led - 0.8

Blended (On-Demand + Virtual Instructor-Led) - 1.5

On-Demand - 0.8

Length

In-Person & Virtual Instructor-Led - 1 Day

Blended (On-Demand + Virtual Instructor-Led)- 2 Weeks

On-Demand - On your own time

Level

Advanced

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

UPPCC BOK Alignment

Domains: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6

FREE NIGP-CPP Bridge Prep Class

Did you take a NIGP-CPP Bridge Prep class with NIGP after July 1, 2021 but didn't pass the Bridge Exam?

One Time Use Only

Intended Audience

The NIGP-CPP Module B Prep Course is targeted to individuals who are preparing to sit for the NIGP-CPP Module Exam and meet or exceed the following professional demographics:

  • Current holders of the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation, or holders of recently lapsed certifications 
  • Professionals who have a Graduate degree related to public administration, public policy, supply chain, procurement, or economics; a bachelor’s degree related to any discipline; an associate’s degree related to any discipline; or a high-school diploma/GED.
  • Professionals who have a minimum of two years’ professional experience ranging to eight years’ professional experience supporting the public procurement sector, scaling based upon the highest level of academic achievement.

Competency Alignments

This course is designed as an exercise-based learning experience and is tied to NIGP’s Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the course requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the NIGP Public Procurement Competency Framework.

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

For those that want an experience similar to the in-person classroom, but without the travel. Similar to NIGP’s In-Person courses, a set learning schedule is provided - anywhere from a ½ day to 3-days. Participants engage in a live class with the instructor and peers using Zoom and cameras to provide a very personal and interactive learning environment.


 +  Blended (On-Demand + Virtual Instructor-Led)

This format offers flexibility for those with busy work schedules, but still want access to instructors and peer interaction. These courses follow a set learning schedule (usually 2-4 weeks) where content is primarily taken On Demand. To provide for live instructor and peer interactions, participants are required to attend several short Online Live Learning Events (OLLE). The course may also make use of online discussion forums and assignments to further the learning experience.


  In-Person

For those individuals who want an immersive and interactive experience that takes place at an onsite location with an instructor and peers. These courses follow a set learning schedule - anywhere from a ½ day to 3-days.  


  On-Demand

For those that want to learn entirely on their own. These courses are 100% self-paced and are accessible 24/7. Best of all, Pathways content comes with lifetime access and no pre-set due dates. So, take as little or as long as you need to complete your work. Some non-Pathway courses have a 90-day expiration.

1 Day Course

To schedule, contact events@nigp.org

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.

2 Weeks

  • Digitally-based learning experience housed in Aspire, NIGP’s learning management system.
  • Please Note: As part of this two-week period, learners are required to participate in one, two-hour OLLE per week of course instructional time.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, learners must:

  • Attend at all live sessions.
  • Review all on-demand content.
  • Complete all practice questions.
  • Complete a post course evaluation.

Learn on your schedule

On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.

Please Note: This On-Demand certificate is an abbreviated learning experience that emphasizes individual learning. As such, the contact hours have been adjusted based on average user experience. In addition, pre-work is not a requirement as these materials have been built into the self-paced learning experience.

Course Outline

The NIGP-CPP Module B Prep Course focuses on the following key areas:

  • Choose and implement strategic improvements for the procurement function.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement social and environmentally sustainable procurement policies and other procurement priorities.
  • Advise the entity on how to resolve procurement related issues.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by communicating requirements, responsibilities, and outcomes.
  • Create, lead, and provide holistic procurement program oversight.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic contracting initiatives. 
  • Manage issues distinct to international business.
  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management, warehousing, and logistics programs.
  • Recommend options to dispose of assets to maximize residual value.
  • Create policies and procedures to support an ethical workplace.
  • Create a culture and system to foster continuous improvement. 
  • Provide procurement professionals development opportunities.
  • Provide educational opportunities related to procurement best practices to all (non-procurement).
  • Communicate programs, policies, and procedures in support of entity’s continuous advancement.
  • Develop criteria for evaluation of internal and external relationships and procurement’s performance.
  • Align procurement change with entity goals.
  • Identify and address challenges and conflicts.
  • Engage stakeholders in development of entity key performance indicators to achieve change implementation.
  • Establish a continuous improvement plan.
  • Identify how changes in global, national and regional economies affect operations.
  • Obtain and manage budgetary resources to further procurement goals.
  • Develop and implement a communication plan to enhance the image of the procurement function.
  • Develop and manage a thriving and resilient workplace.