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UPPCC Announces Newest Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) & Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Designees

January 2, 2013 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 248 individuals successfully completed the fall 2012 UPPCC certification examinations administered October 15-27, 2012. The coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials, recognized throughout the public procurement profession, demonstrate an individual's comprehensive knowledge of public procurement.

Of these 248 newly certified individuals, a total of 164 earned the CPPB certification while 84 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number certified for CPPB and CPPO to 9,085 and 2,209 respectively.

Obtaining either UPPCC certification requires the candidate to demonstrate through an application process, that they meet specific requisites; including formal education, procurement related coursework/training and public procurement employment experience. A comprehensive written examination (specific to each certification) is required to confirm the candidate's mastery of a variety of public procurement concepts found in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. The next examinations for both CPPO and CPPB are scheduled for May 6-18, 2013.  The application deadline for this specific exam opportunity is February 4, 2013 (late deadline February 18, 2013). For more information on the CPPO and CPPB certification programs, please visit the UPPCC Website at www.uppcc.org.

To view a complete list of all newly certified individuals from the October 2012 exams, access one of the following Adobe Acrobat PDF files. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your PC, you will need to visit www.adobe.com to download the software prior to opening the following documents:

Class of October 2012
New CPPOs & CPPBs - by Name
New CPPOs & CPPBs - by Location

 

To search for or verify an individuals UPPCC credentials, visit the Certificant Search area.

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe.