CPPB and CPPO Exam Prep Courses

Registration has CLOSED for the Fall 2021 prep courses. Registration will reopen in the winter of 2021 for the 2022 Spring courses.

These courses are designed as a self-study tool intended to assist any public procurement professional that is preparing to take the CPPB or CPPO certification exams.

These web-based, instructor-led courses can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS) and are offered each spring and fall.


The UPPCC-NASPO Partnership

NASPO is proud to be one of the founding partners of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), the widely recognized certifying entity for public procurement employees. For more than 35 years, NASPO has encouraged state procurement professionals to seek certification and actively supports UPPCC’s mission.

Promotion of the UPPCC and its partnership with NASPO is an important component of Procurement U. Certification allows public procurement professionals to demonstrate their abilities and commitment to furthering the profession. This aligns with Procurement U’s mission to provide professional development resources to state procurement offices. Procurement U also assists individuals seeking certification or recertification by providing procurement education, exam preparation courses and additional resources.

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The UPPCC 2021 Exam Schedule

All UPPCC certification examinations are administered via computer at a Prometric testing center. Examinations will be delivered daily, Monday thru Saturday at a time and location selected by the candidate.

Fall examinations are administered during the last two full weeks in October. Spring examinations are administered during the first two full weeks in May. Please see exam schedule and associated deadlines below.

Spring Exams: May 3-15 2021

Application Deadlines & Exam Dates

  • Exam App Window Opens

    Nov 1

  • Apply By

    Feb 1

  • Apply w/Late Fee By

    Feb 16

  • Schedule Exam By

    Apr 5

Exam Preparation Materials

  1. UPPCC Guide to Applying and Testing for Certification (Created by UPPCC)
  2. Alignment of the UPPCC Body of Knowledge and
    NASPO State & Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide
    UPPCC Body of Knowledge/Practical Guide Alignment

These preparation materials were developed by UPPCC and/or NASPO members and staff through Procurement U, and provide information on the UPPCC certification process and test preparation materials to help you through the process.

Considering the CPPO or CPPB?

Online Classes

The Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS) is your gateway to the best in public procurement education. New to Procurement U? Sign up for free today!

UPPCC Information

Procurement U Online Training

NASPO’s Procurement U is the premier platform for online learning and education for all public procurement professionals. Designed with you in mind, Procurement U offers online professional development opportunities, training, resources, publications and more that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of public procurement officials and staff.

Check out the course catalog and create a free account to start your journey today!

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