The purpose of NIGP-CPP recertification is to ensure that you remain current on best practices and trends and are committed to continuing learning. Therefore, while the Commission values volunteer leadership and service to the profession, contact hours are limited to continuing education.

As a part of the enhanced NIGP-CPP system updates, we are working on the recertification functions. At this point in time, you are not able to input “outside” courses into your NIGP Learning Management System. Once the enhanced recertification functions are set, you will be able to manually enter your procurement continuing education contact hours in the new online NIGP-CPP portal.

While the recertification enhancements are underway, please keep the details of all completed procurement continuing education activities – completed outside of NIGP - in your personal files. Please retain the training organization name, the title of the training event, the date(s) of the training event, the starting and ending times each day, and a brief description of each the training event.

And, as a part of the enhanced recertification functions, NIGP will upload the contact hours you have earned that have been tracked in NIGP's Learning Management System (Aspire) into your individualized NIGP-CPP record into the new NIGP-CPP portal. This includes webinars, seminars, certificate programs, virtual conferences, and the annual Forum and Products Exposition as well as all learning activities produced by NIGP.

As soon as this work is complete, the NIGP-CPP Team will send email notifications to all NIGP-CPPs, including instructions on entering continuing education activities into the new NIGP-CPP portal.

If you have questions, please contact the NIGP-CPP Team at

Thank you for your patience!

Recertification Fees

  • Every three years - $125
  • Current NIGP-CPP certificants can apply for retired status and pay this one-time fee at the time of application for retired status. - $75
  • Lapsed Certification (within one year of the expiration date) - $50 in addition to regular recertification fees

Fees are subject to change.

Recertification Period Requirements


Minimum of continuing education activities hours a candidate must earn

25% OF

May be earned via teaching, instructing, or developing public procurement content.


The candidate is not required to remain employed in the procurement profession at the time of recertification but must confirm adherence to the NIGP-CPP Code of Ethics.