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Recertification - Choose the appropriate recertification type below for additional details and requirements




You've worked hard to achieve it! Be sure to keep it through regular maintenance with recertification!

CPPOs and CPPBs are required to recertify every 5 years. A completed application for recertification and fee is due before the expiration date printed on your current certificate for your certification.

The recertification requirement is designed to encourage CPPOs and CPPBs to continue their professional development through taking courses, attending conferences and contributing to the profession; thereby expanding their knowledge base, level of skill and expertise in the field of public procurement.

To recertify, a minimum of 45 contact hours is required for active/non-lapsed certifications and a minimum of 55 contact hours is required for lapsed certifications. Contact hours can be earned in the following areas:


All activities must have been completed, earned or attended during the current 5-year certification period. The online application may be submitted online via MyUPPCC anytime during the current 5-year certification period once recertification requirements have been met.


CPPO or CPPB (Active/Non-Lapsed)

A CPPO or CPPB certification that is within the designated 5-year certified period. The certification is not lapsed, expired or retired.

For Complete Program Details Review The Recertification Guide

  • Overview

    Recertification is required every 5 years for all CPPOs and CPPBs in order to maintain certification. The recertification is due before the expiration date for the certification to avoid additional contact hours and fees required to recertify under lapsed status.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    A minimum of 45 contact hours is required for active/non-lapsed recertifications. Contact hours can be earned in the following areas:

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    Employment experience in public procurement – maximum of 5 contact hours

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    Continuing education and professional development – unlimited contact hours

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    Professional contribution in procurement – maximum of 20 contact hours

  • Application Process

    1. Access the My Application for Recertification option from the MyUPPCC Dashboard.
    2. Select the CPPO or CPPB application for Recertification.
    3. Log your professional development activities, continued procurement experience, professional contribution activities and upload supporting documentation.
    4. Submit your completed application with required fee well before the expiration date for your active certification(s).
    5. Await notification via your MyUPPCC Account of application approval.
    6. Display your CPPO and/or CPPB proudly!
  • Recertification Application Fee

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    • $265 for members*
    • $315 for non-members

    *the member rate is for members of NASPO or NIGP-National

  • FAQs

    An application for recertification is due every 5 years to maintain an active status and to prevent additional contact hours and fees required if the certification lapses. Recertification is due before the end of the current 5-year certification period or the expiration date of your certified status. The expiration date is printed on the paper certificate and is also accessible from your MyUPPCC account or without login using the publicly available certification directory on the UPPCC website.
    The application for recertification is available to complete and submit online through your MyUPPCC account. Through your MyUPPCC account, certificants can log activities and upload documentation in real time and submit the application whenever the minimum requirements are met.
    UPPCC advises certificants to begin the recertification process as soon as possible and log activities regularly via the MyUPPCC account. This will allow the certificant to easily track their progress towards meeting the recertification requirements.
    No, early recertification will not alter the certification period. For example, if an individual is due to recertify by May 15, 2020, but completes the recertification process on December 1, 2019, any activities the individual completes between December 1, 2019 and May 15, 2020 could not be counted toward the next recertification. Contact hours for the next recertification could only be earned for activities completed between the start and end date of the new 5-year certification period (May 16, 2020 - May 15, 2025), regardless of the date the last recertification application was submitted.
    Individuals who have earned both UPPCC certifications may combine the two recertifications into one, simplified process and at a reduced cost. Both certifications must be active/non-lapsed to be eligible. See Dual Certification for further details.
    No, ongoing employment within public sector procurement is not a requirement to recertify; however, certificants may earn and apply credit for continued employment in a public sector procurement position towards recertification. Certificants may earn 1 contact hour for each year of public procurement employment within their 5-year certification period. Employment time less than 1 year will be pro-rated at a rate of 0.83 contact hour for each month employed during the 5-year period..
    No, only ongoing procurement experience in the public sector can earn contact hours towards recertification. Private, part-time, and consultant experience is excluded.

CPPO or CPPB (Lapsed)

A CPPO or CPPB certification that has passed the designated 5-year certified period but by no more than 1 year.

For Complete Program Details Review The Recertification Guide

  • Overview

    Certifications in lapsed status are still eligible to recertify, but with increased requirements and a higher fee. The lapsed period for a certification begins the on the first day following the expiration date on the certification and can last up to 1 year following expiration. If the recertification process is not completed by the end of the 1-year lapsed period, the certification will officially expire and will no longer be eligible for recertification. While in lapsed status, the individual must discontinue use of the designation until the certification has been returned to an active/non-lapsed status.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    A minimum of 55 contact hours is required for recertifications in lapsed status. Contact hours can be earned in the following areas:

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    Employment experience in public procurement – maximum of 6 contact hours

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    Continuing education and professional development – unlimited contact hours

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    Professional contribution in procurement – maximum of 20 contact hours

  • Application Process

    1. Access the My Application for Recertification option from the MyUPPCC Dashboard.
    2. Select the CPPO Lapsed or CPPB Lapsed application for Recertification.
    3. Log your professional development activities, continued procurement experience, professional contribution activities and upload supporting documentation.
    4. Submit your completed application with required fee well before the end date for your lapsed certification period.
    5. Await notification via your MyUPPCC Account of application approval.
    6. Display your CPPO and CPPB proudly!
  • Recertification Application Fee

    • $415 for members*
    • $465 for non-members

    *the member rate is for members of NASPO or NIGP-National

  • FAQs

    UPPCC sends notifications to all certified individuals with valid email addresses advising them of their approaching recertification date as a courtesy. UPPCC begins sending these reminders at 1-year prior and continues with subsequent reminders at 9 months, 6 months, 3 months and 1 month prior; however, these reminders may not be received due to security firewalls, spam filters or invalid addresses. Certificants should maintain accurate contact information in their MyUPPCC account to increase the likelihood of receiving these reminders; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the certified individual to initiate and complete the recertification process.
    Individuals who have earned both UPPCC certifications may combine the two recertifications into one, simplified process and at a reduced cost. Both certifications must be active/non-lapsed to be eligible. If one of your two certifications has lapsed, you will need to bring the lapsed certification current by completing a lapsed application for recertification. With both certifications active/non-lapsed, you will be able to apply as Dual First-Time with your next recertification. See Dual Certification for further details.
    No, ongoing employment within public sector procurement is not a requirement to recertify; however, certificants may earn and apply credit for continued employment in a public sector procurement position towards recertification. Certificants may earn 1 contact hour for each year of public procurement employment within their 5-year certification period. Employment time less than 1 year will be pro-rated at a rate of 0.83 contact hour for each month employed during the 5-year period.
    Yes, you may include any and all activities (including experience) from the date that your certification entered lapsed status through until the application is submitted.
    No, only ongoing procurement experience in the public sector can earn contact hours towards recertification. Private, part-time, and consultant experience is excluded.

Dual/Dual First Time
(Active/Non-Lapsed)

Both CPPO and CPPB certifications are combined into one, streamlined recertification process with one common expiration date at a reduced cost.

For Complete Program Details Review The Recertification Guide

  • Overview

    Recertification is required every 5 years for all CPPOs and CPPBs in order to maintain certification. The recertification is due before the expiration date for the certification to avoid additional contact hours and fees required to recertify under lapsed status.


    Dual Certification is an option that UPPCC provides to individuals who have earned both their CPPO and CPPB to streamline their recertification process. The process combines the two recertifications into one, simplified process. The recertification requirements are the same; however, UPPCC combines the two expiration dates into one common expiration date.


    Both certifications must be in an active/non-lapsed status to be eligible to apply for Dual Certification for the first time. The new common expiration date that is adopted for Dual Certification is the expiration date among the two that is due to expire first. If one expires 12/15/2020 and the other expires 5/4/2022, the new date for Dual Certification will become 12/15/2020 for both certifications.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    A minimum of 45 contact hours is required for active/non-lapsed recertifications. Contact hours can be earned in the following areas:

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    Employment experience in public procurement – maximum of 5 contact hours

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    Continuing education and professional development – unlimited contact hours

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    Professional contribution in procurement – maximum of 20 contact hours

  • Application Process

    1. Access the My Application for Recertification option from the MyUPPCC Dashboard.
    2. Select the Dual application for Recertification if you are already Dual Certified or select the Dual First Time application if you are not currently Dual Certified and would like to request Dual Certification.
    3. Log your professional development activities, continued procurement experience, professional contribution activities and upload supporting documentation.
    4. Submit your completed application with required fee well before the expiration date for your active certifications.
    5. Await notification via your MyUPPCC Account of application approval.
    6. Display your CPPO and CPPB proudly!
  • Recertification Application Fee

    • $365 for members*
    • $415 for non-members

    *the member rate is for members of NASPO or NIGP-National

  • FAQs

    Individuals who have earned both UPPCC certifications may combine the two recertifications into one, simplified process at their next recertification. The individual requests Dual Certification by completing and submitting the Dual First-Time application type for their recertification. Both certifications must be active/non-lapsed to be eligible.
    Both certifications must be active/non-lapsed to be eligible for Dual Certification status at your next recertification. If one of your two certifications is in a lapsed status, you will need to first bring the lapsed certification back to current by completing a lapsed recertification application for the certification that has lapsed. Once both certifications are active/non-lapsed, you will be able to apply as Dual First-Time with your next recertification.
    An application for recertification is due every 5 years to maintain an active status and to prevent additional contact hours and fees required if the certification lapses. Recertification is due before the end of the current 5-year certification period or the expiration date of your certified status. The expiration date is printed on the paper certificate and is also accessible from your MyUPPCC account or without login using the publicly available certification directory on the UPPCC website.
    No, early recertification will not alter the certification period. For example, if an individual is due to recertify by May 15, 2020, but completes the recertification process on December 1, 2019, any activities the individual completes between December 1, 2019 and May 15, 2020 could not be counted toward the next recertification. Contact hours for the next recertification could only be earned for activities completed between the start and end date of the new 5-year certification period (May 16, 2020 - May 15, 2025), regardless of the date the last recertification application was submitted.
    The application for recertification is available to complete and submit online through your MyUPPCC account. Through your MyUPPCC account, certificants can log activities and upload documentation in real time and submit the application whenever the minimum requirements are met.
    UPPCC advises certificants to begin the recertification process as soon as possible and log activities regularly via the MyUPPCC account. This will allow the certificant to easily track their progress towards meeting the recertification requirements.
    No, ongoing employment within public sector procurement is not a requirement to recertify; however, certificants may earn and apply credit for continued employment in a public sector procurement position towards recertification. Certificants may earn 1 contact hour for each year of public procurement employment within their 5-year certification period. Employment time less than 1 year will be pro-rated at a rate of 0.83 contact hour for each month employed during the 5 year period.
    No, only ongoing procurement experience in the public sector can earn contact hours towards recertification. Private, part-time, and consultant experience is excluded.

Dual Lapsed

A Dual Certification that has passed the designated 5-year certified period but by no more than 1 year.

For Complete Program Details Review The Recertification Guide

  • Overview

    Certifications in lapsed status are still eligible to recertify, but with increased requirements and a higher fee. The lapsed period for a certification begins the on the first day following the expiration date on the certification and can last up to 1 year following expiration. If the recertification process is not completed by the end of the 1-year lapsed period, the certification will officially expire and will no longer be eligible for recertification. While in lapsed status, the individual must discontinue use of the designation until the certification has been returned to an active/non-lapsed status.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    A minimum of 55 contact hours is required for recertifications in lapsed status. Contact hours can be earned in the following areas:

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    Employment experience in public procurement – maximum of 6 contact hours

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    Continuing education and professional development – unlimited contact hours

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    Professional contribution in procurement – maximum of 20 contact hours

  • Application Process

    1. Access the My Application for Recertification option from the MyUPPCC Dashboard.
    2. Select the Dual Lapsed application for Recertification.
    3. Log your professional development activities, continued procurement experience, professional contribution activities and upload supporting documentation.
    4. Submit your completed application with required fee well before the end date for your lapsed certification period.
    5. Await notification via your MyUPPCC Account of application approval.
    6. Display your CPPO and CPPB proudly!
  • Recertification Application Fee

    • $515 for members*
    • $565 for non-members

    *the member rate is for members of NASPO or NIGP-National

  • FAQs

    UPPCC sends notifications to all certified individuals with valid email addresses advising them of their approaching recertification date as a courtesy. UPPCC begins sending these reminders at 1-year prior and continues with subsequent reminders at 9 months, 6 months, 3 months and 1 month prior; however, these reminders may not be received due to security firewalls, spam filters or invalid addresses. Certificants should maintain accurate contact information in their MyUPPCC account to increase the likelihood of receiving these reminders; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the certified individual to initiate and complete the recertification process.
    No, ongoing employment within public sector procurement is not a requirement to recertify; however, certificants may earn and apply credit for continued employment in a public sector procurement position towards recertification. Certificants may earn 1 contact hour for each year of public procurement employment within their 5-year certification period. Employment time less than 1 year will be pro-rated at a rate of 0.83 contact hour for each month employed during the 5-year period.
    Yes, you may include any and all activities (including experience) from the date that your certification entered lapsed status through until the application is submitted.
    No, only ongoing procurement experience in the public sector can earn contact hours towards recertification. Private, part-time, and consultant experience is excluded.

CPPO-Ret. or CPPB-Ret.
(Retired Status)

Special designation(s) offered to active/non-lapsed CPPOs and/or CPPBs who are currently or are preparing for retirement. Allows for continued recognition without subsequent recertifications.

For Complete Program Details Review The Recertification Guide

  • Overview

    Retired Status allows individuals to be recognized for achieving CPPO and/or CPPB certification(s) after officially leaving the profession. Applying for Retired Status is a one-time only process. It does not require on-going professional development or subsequent recertifications. Individuals who qualify for retired status may use the retired designation after their name and in all forms of address to indicate their status. For example, John Smith, CPPO-Ret., which signifies a retired status CPPO certification.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    All applicants must:

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    be in good standing (active/non-lapsed) as a CPPO and/or CPPB,

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    be separated from employment within the field of procurement (public or private) and maintain that separation at all times while in retired status, and

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    agree to adhere to the UPPCC Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct policy.

  • Application Process

    Access the MyApplication for Certification Retired Status from the MyUPPCC Dashboard. Complete the online application and submit with required fee well before the expiration date for your active certification(s). Await notification via your MyUPPCC Account of application approval. Display your CPPO-Ret. and/or CPPB-Ret. proudly!
  • Recertification Application Fee

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    • $200 for members*
    • $215 for non-members

    *the member rate is for members of NASPO or NIGP-National

  • FAQs

    No, certified individuals may apply for Retired Status at any age.
    An individual in Retired Status can return to active certified status, but only for a limited period of time. A certification can be reactivated within the 5-year period that follows the certification period in which the active status was retired. If the Retired Status is not reactivated to active certified status at the end of the 5-year period, the Retired Status becomes permanent.
    Yes. The original certification number will be retained; however, a new expiration date will be issued 5 years from the date the individual is approved to return to active status. For example, if the application was approved March 2, 2022, the new certification period would be March 3, 2022 – March 2, 2027.
    No, any type of employment within the field of procurement cause the individual to be ineligible for Retired Status. This includes public or private sector and self-employment as an independent contractor or consultant.
    If the individual in Retired Status becomes re-employed with the procurement profession, he/she must notify UPPCC and discontinue use of the Retired Status designation immediately. If still eligible to do so, successfully complete the current recertification process to return to active certified status.