The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), the recognized leader in universal public procurement certification, announced new examinations for both the Certified Public Procurement Officer® (CPPO®) and Certified Professional Public Buyer® (CPPB®) effective with the October 18 – 30, 2021, examination window.
The change to the examinations comes after the completion of the most recent universal Job Analysis in June 2020. The examinations are based on the competencies that underpin the profession of public procurement.
The CPPO exam focuses on all competencies needed to demonstrate leadership in the six domain areas, while the CPPB exam focuses on the practice-level knowledge required to be proficient in this important work.
The six new major domain headings and associated weightings for each examination are provided in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge & Competency (BoK-C) summary table below.