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

Intensive Program
October 11 - 29, 2021

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

3 ways to earn this designation:

CONGRATULATIONS 

Meet the 'survivors' of our first 3-week Intensive Public Procurement Designation Program.

Great Job! Great Class! Great Interaction!

This course was informative and really helped solidify my knowledge of Procurement. Lynda and Barb truly are top notch teachers!!  They made the learning easily understood and applicable.

Kiersten Angulo
Senior Buyer
Washington County, OR

This course gave me a wealth of information.  I am new to the profession and I feel so much more confident with my duties.  This course was truly awesome.

Bonnie N. Davis
City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management


This is a quick way to earn a designation, allowing for the ability to collaborate with other procurement professionals.  The instructors provided a lot of information and real-life scenarios.  It is the most in-depth "Intro. to Purchasing" courses I've ever taken.

Jacqueline Hanna
Buyer
Santa Ana Unified School District

This course is essential for any procurement professional to perform their position with best practices in mind. The information provided is indispensable.

Kaitlyn Wall
Procurement Specialist
Helen Ross McNabb Center

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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