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Welcome to NIGP Pathways!

Professional Development and Credentialing designed to get you where you want to go

What is Pathways


An innovative approach to help you develop personalized competency-based learning and credentialing paths for every phase and every stage of your working life in public procurement. It provides ultimate flexibility to create unique professional development experiences where you control your own destiny. You have the option to custom design your professional development to get focused learning for success in a current role, or to develop longer term strategic plans based on your career aspirations.

Why Pathways

We have spent the last year focused on you. We have assessed the landscape and understand the shifts and trends that impact you and the profession. Most importantly, we have spoken to you and listened to what you want and need. 

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CAREER GUIDANCE


"I want control over my professional development, but need a roadmap to help me navigate"

RELEVANT LEARNING


"The learning has to be relevant and meaningful to my unique career aspirations"

AFFORDABLE PRICING


"Learning has to fit my budget "


FLEXIBLE FORMATS


"I need a variety of learning and credentialing options to suit my demanding schedule and learning style"

INSTANT RECOGNITION


"I take pride in my achievements and want recognition I can share with others"

CREDIBLE BACKING


"It has to be from a trusted source and stand for something to me, my entity and the profession"

Pathways is Comprised of Four Components:

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  • PPCF

    Public Procurement Competency Framework 

Upcoming Webinars

June 4 - Introducing Pathways, presented by NIGP CEO Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS.   Register

June 13 - Introducing Pathways, presented by NIGP's Chief Content Officer Todd Slater, PhD.   Register

June 26 - Introducing Pathways, presented by NIGP CEO Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS.   Register

Certificates vs. Certification

CERTIFICATES

CERTIFICATION

FOCUS

Educate individuals on specific learning objectives Assess education, experience, knowledge and skill

TO EARN CREDENTIAL

  • Must meet eligibility requirements
  • Must participate in learning event(s)
  • Must pass assessment demonstrating achievement of learning objectives
  • Must meet eligibility requirements
  • Must pass assessment demonstrating current knowledge and skills as defined in the test content online

TO MAINTAIN CREDENTIAL

  • No ongoing requirements
  • Certificates are not revoked
  • You can earn a new certificate at specified intervals
  • Must meet ongoing requirements such as continuing education at specified intervals and adherence to the NIGP Code of Ethics
  • Certification can be revoked if requirements are not met