The following educational opportunities are offered through the Columbia Chapter NIGP in partnership with OPPA.
Scholarships are available! Contact Columbia Chapter to apply today.
All classes will be virtual. See NIGP website when registering.
NIGP Course Offerings:
NIGP offers many classes and certifications on many procurement subjects under the Pathways program. See NIGP website for virtual classes:
OPPA and Columbia Chapter are planning for Spring Conference 2021. See here for more details as they are announced.
Please note: While the classes below are not NIGP sponsored classes, they may be eligible as class credit towards CPPO or CPPB certification or recertification. If you plan to apply these classes towards credits, refer to the UPPCC information for the required class information you will need to submit to qualify for class credit.
PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education:
Construction Contracting Certificate Program
The program is designed for individuals in the public construction contracting arena. Series of 4 classes offered each year at Portland State University. The first class is a foundational course that provides an overview of the construction contracting process — including a short history of construction contracting and its associated rules — for anyone in or interested in the public or private construction contracting arena. Instructors will cover what types of projects are included in construction and renovation, the basic structures of prime contracts and subcontracts, and provide overviews of bidding and contracting statutes and rules. In addition, students will explore how legislation has impacted the field, including the establishment of prevailing wage rates that cover contracts. For more information see website. https://www.pdx.edu/professional-education/construction-contracting-course-schedule
NIGP Sponsored Classes:
Note: The fees listed are for standard registration (31-59 days before course). Save $25 by registering 60 days or more before the course. Late fees apply if registering within 30 days of the start of the course!