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21 September 2016

UPPCC Announces Newest Designees - May 2016 Class

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

Herndon, VA - September 22, 2016 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 100 individuals successfully completed the spring 2016 UPPCC certification examinations administered May 2-14, 2016. 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 100 newly certified individuals, a total of 80 earned the CPPB certification while 20 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number certified for CPPB and CPPO to 10,136 and 2,658 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 are scheduled for October 17-29, 2016. UPPCC is currently accepting applications for the May 2017 testing window through the January 30, 2017 application deadline (late deadline February 13).   

To view a complete list of all newly certified individuals from the May 2016 exams, access the following links: 

New CPPOs & CPPBs - by Name - Here

New CPPOs & CPPBs - by State/Province - Here


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. 

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