NIGP-CPP Certification

WHY ATTAIN YOUR NIGP-CPP

2,100+ approved NIGP-CPP candidates and counting….

When NIGP launched the NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification, we knew from research that a competency-based certification for procurement leaders was need and wanted. And, we are very happy with the success of this certification. This is in no small part to the amazing group of professionals, volunteers, and subject matter experts who worked hard to elevate the work that each of you do by building a whole new way to get recognized for your competencies, skills, and abilities.

WHY EARN THE NIGP-CPP

NIGP-CPP is one of several ways a procurement professional can be publicly recognized for the achievement of competencies. The program is offered by NIGP – the leading public procurement association that serves as a trusted advisor to more than 2,600+ public agencies and 17,300 public procurement professionals throughout North America.


WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?

The program offers unique attributes when compared to other procurement-related professional certifications:

  • Target: Procurement Leaders
  • Source: Public Procurement Competency Framework
  • Standards: Designed to Follow Professional Certification Criteria
  • Focus: Competency-Based Modular Exams
  • Flexibility: Designed with the Fast-Paced Professional in Mind
  • Equity: All Candidates Treated the Same
  • Relevance: Certification is Integrated with Research and Life-Long Learning
  • Career Planning: NIGP’s Credentialing System Provides Variety
  • Service Level: NIGP is Committed to Providing Exceptional Service

And since the NIGP-CPP is integrated within NIGP’s Pathways program, the certification program complements NIGP’s research program and the constantly expanding learning modules; providing assurances that the NIGP-CPP remains relevant to the competencies you need to be a successful leader in your career – today and into the future. 


DIRECTORY OF CURRENT NIGP-CPPs

Current NIGP-CPPs are those individuals who have successfully attained the competency-based qualifications set forth by the NIGP Certification Commission for procurement leaders and have earned the prestigious NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP). The NIGP-CPP is the only certification promoted, managed and administered by NIGP.

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LISTING OF THOSE WITH THE NIGP-CPP RETIRED STATUS

The NIGP-CPP Retired status is available to any current NIGP-CPP who is fully retired from active practice in the profession, including part-time work, consulting, instructing, or independent contracting in the procurement field. An individual with the NIGP-CPP Retired status is not a current NIGP-CPP certificant and is not required to recertify once the NIGP-CPP Status is obtained. All individuals with the NIGP-CPP Retired Status must use either the title NIGP-CPP Retired or the acronym NIGP-CPP Ret. to designate that they are not active and current NIGP-CPP certification holders.

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Net Promotor Score (NPS)

91.4

August 2023 Testing Window

Certification Pays

According to the 2022 Public Procurement Compensation & Retention Benchmark Study, earning potential differs:
~$57k
Certified
Assistant Buyers
~$46k
Non-Certified
Assistant Buyers
~$86k
Certified
Purchasing Managers
~$75k
Non-Certified
Purchasing Managers
~$57k
Certified
Assistant Buyers
~$46k
Non-Certified
Assistant Buyers
~$86k
Certified
Purchasing Managers
~$75k
Non-Certified
Purchasing Managers