Herndon, VA…Despite a global pandemic and the historic disruptions to our daily lives, over 400 public procurement professionals from across the country applied for the new NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP). This is a testament to the significance and relevance of our new certification program which provides choice, flexibility and multiple paths for candidates to pursue.
NIGP recognizes that our members come from a myriad of backgrounds with diverse skill sets and experiences. The new NIGP-CPP certification provides more public procurement professional opportunities to be acknowledged for your real-world accomplishments.
According to Don Buffum, NIGP Certification Commission Chair, and also one of the first recipients, “NIGP-CPP is a symbol of the value we bring to our communities. It’s something to be proud of. It recognizes what we do, the solutions we come up with, and the positive impact we have on the profession by applying our unique skillsets, experiences and expertise to the best of our abilities.”
The NIGP-CPP is based on the Public Procurement Competency Framework and complements existing certifications. One of the main differentiators is that the NIGP certification shifts the focus from just gaining knowledge to assessing the full scope of your capabilities to include technical competencies and behavioral skills. We believe it’s not just what you know that’s important, but how well you apply your knowledge in your everyday that enables you to be most effective.
Join us in congratulating the inaugural class of 56 individuals who have successfully achieved the NIGP-CPP. Welcome to the NIGP-CPP certified community. Many more leaders will be added to this community in the next few months as the 400+ approved candidates sit for their exams in August and November.