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.