Designations offered by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council program is applicable to all-public and/or governmental organizations and agencies. The program has two designations, a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).

The CPPB level applies to individuals who have demonstrated prescribed levels of professional competency as a buyer in public and governmental purchasing, and not required to meet the additional managerial function requirement for CPPO. Realizing that procurement standards and norms should be the same in all public purchasing environments, the UPPCC certification programs have been established to meet the requirements of all public purchasing personnel in federal, state, and local governments.