Course Availability:

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November 28, 2022 - December 12, 2022
NIGP-CPP Online Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Nov 27, 2022)
Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Level: Advanced Practitioner
December 13, 2022
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Dec 7, 2022)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 6, 2023 - March 20, 2023
NIGP-CPP Online Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Mar 5, 2023)
Instructor: Ms. Theresa Webb, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., M.A.
Level: Advanced Practitioner
March 16, 2023
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Mar 12, 2023)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
June 5, 2023 - June 19, 2023
NIGP-CPP Online Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Jun 4, 2023)
Instructor: Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPM, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced Practitioner
June 13, 2023
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Jun 7, 2023)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
On-Demand
On Demand: NIGP-CPP Module A Prep $155.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Advanced Practitioner

Description

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.

Delivery Formats Available

In-Person & Virtual Instructor-Led

Blended (On-Demand + Virtual Instructor-Led)

(To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)

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

Level

Advanced

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

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Intended Audience

The NIGP-CPP prep course is targeted to individuals who are preparing to sit for the NIGP-CPP Certification Exam and 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.

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.

Level

Advanced

 

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

Length

Virtual Instructor-Led - 1 Day

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

On-Demand - On your own time

UPPCC BOK Alignment

Domains: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Included with Prep Course registration or can be purchased below.

PREP GUIDES

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 A Prep Course focuses on the following key areas:

  • 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.

Disclaimer

Participation in NIGP’s Module A and Module B Prep Courses will help you prepare to sit for the NIGP-CPP Comprehensive Exam for your NIGP-CPP Certification. These Prep Courses focus your study on the 43 competency statements within seven areas of focus within the Public Procurement Framework. 

These Prep Courses cannot overcome lack of experience and will not guarantee a pass rate on the final exam. These Prep Courses will help you understand your areas of content strengths and weaknesses, assist in guiding study activity, and provide self-directed study questions and information.