CPPB/CPPO Certification


To be eligible to sit for the CPPB or CPPO certification examinations, applicants must meet the minimum educational and experience requirements, which are available at NIGP’s website.

Please see Academic Requirement page for approved and recommended college courses and seminars. It is highly recommended that general to advanced level purchasing courses be taken for examination preparation (i.e., NIGP’s GPP, IPP, APP, PPM seminars). See NIGP Seminar Schedule for more information on course descriptions and schedules.

**Public purchasing management function can include supervising purchasing personnel, management of purchasing related functions (e.g. contract administration, inventory management, logistics).

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