Application for CPPO-Ret. / CPPB-Ret. Status

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  • What is CPPO-Ret./CPPB-Ret.?

    The CPPO-Ret. and the CPPB-Ret. retired status designations are offered to active CPPO and/or CPPB certificants in good standing who are currently or are preparing to retire from the procurement profession. It allows individuals to continue to be recognized for achieving CPPO/CPPB certification(s) after leaving the profession. Retired status does not require the on-going professional development of the active status certifications, which may no longer provide value to an individual who has retired.

    Individuals who qualify for retired status may use the active designation followed by the retired designation after their name and all forms of address to indicate their status. For example, John Smith, CPPO-Ret., which signifies a retired status CPPO certification. Retired status designees are not entitled to use or hold themselves out to the public as an active certificant.

    Who can apply for CPPO-Ret./CPPB-Ret.?

    Any active CPPO and/or CPPB certificant in good standing that is or soon will be separated from employment within the procurement profession is eligible. Not just retirees, but certificants who temporarily suspend their careers in public procurement may also apply for retired status. The status allows individuals in various stages of their careers to suspend their active status certification. Suspending active status prevents the certification from lapsing or expiring due to a personal/temporary situation, which may make it difficult at the time to meet the active renewal requirements.

    Are there other requirements for CPPO-Ret./CPPB-Ret.?

    • Applicants for retired status must be in good standing as either an active CPPO or CPPB.
    • Applicants must be separated from and/or no longer employed within the field of procurement (public or private); this includes self-employment as an independent contractor or consultant.
    • Applicants must complete the application form and include a one-time, non-refundable $200 for the retired status fee.
    • Individuals with a retired status designation must adhere to the same UPPCC Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct policy as  active  certificants  and  may  be  subject  to  revocation  in  the event of a policy violation.
    • If the individual with a retired status designation becomes re-employed within the procurement profession, he/she must either discontinue use of the retired status designation or successfully reactivate the designation if still eligible to do so (see below).

    Can the CPPO and/or CPPB certifications be reactivated once they are Retired?

    Yes, but the window is limited. A certification can be reactivated within the 5 year period that follows the certification period in which the active status was retired. Individuals in retired status may reactivate their certification(s) at any time up until the end of the 5 year period by successfully completing all the renewal application requirements currently in effect at the time of reactivation. Only those activities that were completed within the previous 5 year period would be applicable for a reactivation renewal. There is no opportunity to reactivate a retired certification after the 5 year period outlined above ends. The individual would be required to re-apply (meeting all necessary requirements in effect at the time) and successfully complete the exam to regain an active status.

  • Applicant Information





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  • Applicant Affirmation Statement

  • Read, sign and date the affirmation statement. Applications for retired certification status are considered incomplete and will be returned to the applicant if not endorsed.

    I hereby affirm that I have read and understand the programinformation and policies as outlined in the Candidate Handbook in effect at the time of application. I understand that the UPPCC reserves the right to revise or update program requirements and the Code of Professional Ethics and Professional Conduct, and that it is my responsibility to be aware of the current requirements.

    I further affirm  that the statements and information set herein this application are true and correct, and  that any falsification or willful misstatements or omissions intended to mislead the UPPCC will forfeit my right to certification as a CPPO, CPPB, CPPO-Ret. and/or CPPB-Ret. I further agree to abide by the UPPCC Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct. Any violation of the UPPCC Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct may result in the revocation of this recertification application or other disciplinary action by the UPPCC. I affirm that I have no felony convictions.

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  • Application Fee Payment

  • All forms of payment must be made payable to the UPPCC in US currency.

    The one-time, non-refundable fee for CPPO-Ret. CPPB-Ret. is $200 US.

    For payments made by credit card you will be taken to PayPal after pressing the submit button below in order to pay.

    Payments by Check, Money Order, or PO can be mailed in to us at the following address.

    UPPCC
    Attn: Renewal Dept
    201 East Main Street
    Suite 1405
    Lexington, KY 40507