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Certification Support

The UPPCC-NASPO Partnership

NASPO is proud to be one of the founding partners of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), the internationally recognized certifying entity for public procurement professionals. For more than 40 years, NASPO has encouraged state procurement professionals to seek certification and actively supports UPPCC’s mission.

UPPCC offers two premier certifications for public procurement professionals. Linked below is more information about each one, including who each one is best suited for and what it takes to be eligible:

Promotion of UPPCC and its partnership with NASPO is an important component of Procurement U. Certification allows public procurement professionals to demonstrate their abilities, competency, and commitment to advancing the profession. Procurement U assists individuals seeking certification or recertification by providing top-tier procurement education and complimentary courses, exam preparation tools, and self-assessment resources.

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For more information about resources available to support your journey to get certified, contact us at [email protected]

CPPB and CPPO Exam Self-Study Tools

We are excited to share a FREE tool designed to help those seeking professional certification through UPPCC.

The CPPB and CPPO self-study tools are now available for FREE to any public procurement professional.

These resources are designed as a self-study tool to assist in your personal study efforts to achieve your certification. It is NOT intended to be your only source of information, or to teach you the full breadth of knowledge needed to pass the exams.

Enrollment in these tools will provide you:

  • practice exam questions as a self-assessment tool,
  • links to readings and free resources aligned by NASPO staff to the new UPPCC Body of Knowledge and Competency (BoK-C)
  • recordings of previous instructor-led class recordings discussing the six domains,
  • access to a community discussion board to engage with other professionals preparing for the exam,
  • and other helpful tips and resources to help you study!

These are fully web-based tools that you can access any time. There is no instructor.

Guide to Applying and Testing

  1. UPPCC Guide to Applying and Testing for Certification (Created by UPPCC)
    Guide to Applying and Testing for Certification

UPPCC Information

Online Classes

The Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS) is your gateway to the best in public procurement education. New to Procurement U? Sign up for free today!

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