Hit the ground running and show everyone how invested you are in your career with the NIGP Public Procurement Associate Designation. You build the foundational competencies and get actionable learning to make more effective decisions in your day to day. It’s a great way for newly entering professionals to map out your professional development in a structured way but with the options and flexibility to suit any schedule. 

Get your Public Procurement Associate Designation in just 3 weeks

NEW Intensive Program
April 12 - 29, 2021

3 ways to earn this designation:

I was so excited to hear that I had earned my designation!  The (Public Procurement Associate Designation) courses provided me the opportunity to gain additional knowledge in several areas of the procurement process.. and allowed me to perform my job duties with confidence.

Katrina House
Contract Services Technician, Purchasing Department
City of Tampa

 

The Public Procurement  Associate Designation is made up of these Core Certificates:

Core Certificate: Foundations of

Planning & Analysis

Outlining and exploring critical skills such as strength and weakness evaluation, opportunities and threat analysis, and stakeholder-end user engagement.

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Core Certificate: Foundations of

Strategy & Policy

Holistic, introductory focus on the profession focusing on common legal and ethical issues, and the precise role of both the procurement function and the public procurement professional in governmental entities.

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Core Certificate: Foundations of

Sourcing & Contracting

Actionable solutions to sourcing and contracting methods, specification development, evaluation methods, and negotiations.

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