National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

Introducing the NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) Certification Program Handbook

 For over 50 years, NIGP has been at the forefront of driving professional certification programs in public procurement. Based on direct input and feedback from our members, NIGP set forth on a bold mission to create a new certification program, the NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP).

 The NIGP Board, Certification Commission and Staff are excited to share the details of our new certification program that addresses the critical needs of public procurement professionals.

 As a strategic partner of the GFOA, NIGP views our new certification program as a timely and necessary move in the right direction. The new NIGP-CPP will strengthen our members’ performance and competency; it will help them become more effective contributors and strategic thought-leaders, and it will enable them to form stronger collaborative relationships with all cross-functional partners, most importantly with their peers in Finance.

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