Current CPPO/CPPB Certificants

Apply for the NIGP-CPP Module B Exam


If you are currently certified as a CPPO/CPPB or your certification has lapsed recently (within 1 year from date of NIGP-CPP application), then you qualify for the NIGP-CPP Module B Exam under Pathway F.​

The NIGP-CPP is a two-part modular exam with a module A and a Module B. The Module B Exam assesses you on the content and competencies not included in the CPPO/CPPB certification. Therefore, as a Pathway F candidate, you need to successfully complete only Module B through May 2024 testing. After May 2024 testing, all candidates – regardless of eligibility pathway – must successfully complete both Module A and Module B to earn the NIGP-CPP certification.

I will encourage all of my team members to work towards obtaining this certification and support them in any way that I can because I believe this is a meaningful certification.

Nathan Daou, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Procurement Administrator
City of Tucson Business Services Department, AZ

Registration and payment for February 2023 testing are now open and will close on December 22, 2022.

Steps to take to apply and then register for the NIGP-CPP under Pathway F:

1. Read the Handbook

2. Determine Eligibility (Pathway F)

  • Pathway F is open to all current CPPO/CPPB certificants, or for anyone whose CPPO/CPPB certification expiration date is within one year of your NIGP-CPP application.

3. Apply for the NIGP-CPP

  • Apply and register at
  • Log in with your NIGP account. If you do not remember your credentials, click Forgot Your Password?. If you don’t have an NIGP account, click Create An Account.

  • To begin the application process, click the Begin button.

  • Complete the online application form.
  • On the application, select Pathway F
  • Upload a copy of your CPPO/CPPB certificate or a screenshot of your UPPCC database record as a part of your application
  • Choose if requesting Special Accommodations. If yes, upload the signed and completed Request for Special Accommodations Form.
  • Sign and attest to Code of Ethics and Candidate Declarations.
  • Follow link to remit the $150 non-refundable application fee.
  • As soon as the payment is made, your application will be auto-submitted.

4. Register for NIGP-CPP Testing and Schedule your Testing Appointment

  • When your application has been approved, register for your preferred NIGP-CPP testing window.
  • Four testing windows each year – registration and payment opens three months before testing window begins.
  • Register for Exam Module B.
  • Within 5 – 7 business days after your registration and payment are processed, you will receive your authorization-to-test email with instructions on how to schedule your testing appointment at a Pearson VUE test center.
  • After May 2024 testing, all candidates – regardless of eligibility pathway – must successfully complete both Module A and Module B to earn the NIGP-CPP certification.
  • You will have three (3) total opportunities to successfully the exam requirements during your two-year application period. Please note that only Module B must be successfully completed through May 2024 testing during your two-year application period. After May 2024 testing, BOTH Module A AND Module B must be successfully completed during your two-year application period. Each Module may be taken only three times during the two-year application period.”

5. Prepare for the Exam

  • Test Your Procurement Expertise using the Personalized NIGP-CPP Assessment Tool - Purchase Today
  • Purchase the NIGP-CPP Module B Online Prep Guide.  Purchase Today!
  • Register for a NIGP-CPP Online Module B Exam Prep Course​ - Register
  • Make sure you read the NIGP-CPP Handbook and you understand the Module B Exam content and format
  • Preparation will be crucial to your success

6. Complete the Online Tutorial

  • Before going to your scheduled testing appointment you must complete an online tutorial from Pearson VUE, our testing partner​
  • This tutorial will walk you through the mechanics and functionality of the exam and provide you with an overview of what to expect on the day of the exam​
  • This tutorial WILL NOT be available at your testing appointment​
  • You MUST REVIEW the tutorial information BEFORE you arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center


Note: There are no late application fees. 


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