Included with the Module A prep course are items designed to help you prepare for the NIGP-CPP certification exam, including:
- NIGP-CPP Module: A 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 A Prep Course reviews the following competency statements:
- Create Procurement’s strategic goals, objectives, and policies in alignment with the entity-wide strategic plan.
- Manage efficiency and effectiveness in achievement of Procurement’s mission.
- Engage the legislative process to further procurement interests.
- Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations from the various branches and levels of government.
- Create, implement, and maintain fair, accessible, and transparent policies and procedures that align entity behaviors, priorities, and professional procurement values.
- Analyze information from multiple sources to create a procurement plan to meet the overall entity’s goals.
- Analyze current market trends and the impact on procurement planning.
- Use procurement priorities and best value considerations in addition to cost, price, and spend analysis methods to inform decisions.
- Assess risk and implement appropriate risk management approaches.
- Determine most advantageous sourcing, solicitation, and award method.
- Determine the most favorable contract structure and content.
- Manage all stages of the selection process (from receipt of requisition to award).
- Develop a negotiation strategy that maximizes advantages for all involved.
- Manage a protest consistent with the law and the entity’s policies.
- Establish policies and procedures for contract administration.
- Establish policies and procedures to promote acceptable contract performance.
- Establish policies and procedures to address contract performance issues.
- Create and foster a professional, ethical culture.
- Recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote procurement professionals.
- Select and implement technology to further procurement goals.