NIGP-CPP

NIGP Certification

NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP)


Certification is a proven way for public procurement professionals to invest in their long-term career growth.

The new NIGP – CPP certification program is based on the Public Procurement Competency Framework and shifts the focus from gaining knowledge to building competencies. It complements existing certifications by focusing on the full scope of your capabilities and includes technical and behavioral skills.


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The new NIGP – CPP certification and integration with Pathways will mean better service for our members and a simpler, more seamless experience. NIGP will play a central role and provide accountability for all your public procurement learning and credentialing needs. You will have one point of contact and one portal (Aspire) where you can manage, track and validate all your learning and credentialing efforts from certificates to specializations to certification.

NIGP-CPP Exam Testing periods:

 

  • 2020: August 1 - 31 & November 1 - 30
  • 2021: February, May, August, November (Available to register 6 months prior to test month)

Eligibility Requirements

Choose your path...

  • Pathway A

    • Graduate degree related to public administration, public policy, supply chain, procurement, or economics

    • 2 years (24 months) relevant work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years

  • Pathway B

    • Bachelors or higher degree (any discipline) and a graduate level certificate in public administration, public policy, supply chain, or procurement

    • 3 years (36 months) relevant work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years
  • Pathway C

    • Bachelors or higher degree (any discipline)

    • 4 years (48 months) relevant work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years



  • Pathway D

    • Two-year post-secondary diploma (or) associate degree (any discipline) (0r) a NIGP Public Procurement Associate Designation

    • 6 years (72 months) relevant work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years
  • Pathway E

    • No Post Secondary Diploma  

    • 8 years (96 months) relevant work experience involved with procurement (public or private, purchaser or seller) within the past 10 years




  • Pathway F

    • Current CPPO or CPPB or lapsed with one year of expiration date of certification

    • Proof of formal education or relevant work experience is not required






How can certification help you?

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Stand out and get hired

74% of hiring managers agree that they are more likely to hire a person who has certification

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Enhance job performance

71% of hiring managers agree that certified employees know what is required to do their jobs

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Get promoted

63% of hiring managers say that employees who are certified are more likely to get promoted

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Become a recognized expert

74% of hiring managers believe that certified employees have greater expertise