Competency Module: Quality Assurance, Inspection and Acceptance | NIGP

Competency Module: Quality Assurance, Inspection and Acceptance

Competency badges form the building blocks of the Certificates Program. You get laser-focused learning in any of the individual competencies that make up the Public Procurement Competency Framework. Competency badges are given after completing any one of the 33 competency modules and successfully passing the assessment.

Course Availability:

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August 5, 2024
Competency Module: Quality Assurance, Inspection and Acceptance (Member: Standard) $165.00
Competency Module: Quality Assurance, Inspection and Acceptance (Non-Member) $265.00
(prices valid until Aug 1, 2024)
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led


A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is ensuring deliverables meet an end user’s needs. Practitioners must understand how to inspect deliverables based on specific criteria and manage any issues when a deliverable does not meet the necessary criteria.


In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Create Quality Assurance processes for contracts.
  • Perform quality tests and inspections of various types of contract deliverables.
  • Accept or reject deliverables based on criteria.
  • Develop action plans to address non-conformance.
  • Evaluate and conduct a termination of contract.


Intended Audience

Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics: 

  • Entry to Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as coordinators, buyers, supervisors, managers, senior buyers, 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. 
  • All levels of suppliers 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

Virtual Instructor-Led


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Contact Hours

Virtual & In-Person


Virtual & In-Person



Designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 of experience.


In-Person and Virtual  - 1/2 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 5: Contract Administration

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.

1/2 Day Course

This module must be scheduled in-person with an additional 1/2 day module. 

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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.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 80% or higher.