Herndon, VA – May 3, 2019 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is still processing the potential impact of the announcement made yesterday by its long-standing partner NIGP, of plans to launch a certification program in June 2020.
UPPCC’s CPPO and CPPB programs are well-established and recognized and continue to serve as the gold standard for public procurement certification since NIGP and National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) founded the organization more than 40 years ago. According to the recent Environmental Scan Survey conducted by UPPCC in March of this year, 95% of CPPOs and 91% of CPPBs indicated that they are satisfied with their UPPCC credentials and 94% of CPPOs and 93% of CPPBs indicated that their credentials are relevant to their personal career and employment goals.
While UPPCC is not certain of NIGP’s goals or long-term commitment to the organization, UPPCC remains steadfast in its mission and committed to the CPPO and CPPB programs as the premier public procurement certifications. The organization will continue to conduct its business of certification and recertification as usual.
UPPCC is currently accepting online application submissions for the October 14-26, 2019 testing window through the July 15 application deadline (late deadline July 29).
Should you have specific questions, please contact the UPPCC. We respect and congratulate you for your commitment to public service.
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.