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CPPB and CPPO Exam Self-Study Tools

We are excited to share a FREE tool designed to help those seeking professional certification through UPPCC.

The CPPB and CPPO self-study tools are now available for FREE to any public procurement professional.

These resources are designed as a self-study tool to assist in your personal study efforts to achieve your certification. It is NOT intended to be your only source of information, or to teach you the full breadth of knowledge needed to pass the exams.

Enrollment in these tools will provide you:

  • practice exam questions as a self-assessment tool,
  • links to readings and free resources aligned by NASPO staff to the new UPPCC Body of Knowledge and Competency (BoK-C)
  • recordings of previous instructor-led class recordings discussing the six domains,
  • access to a community discussion board to engage with other professionals preparing for the exam,
  • and other helpful tips and resources to help you study!

These are fully web-based tools that you can access any time. There is no instructor.

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 top-tier procurement education, free courses, and free exam preparation and self-assessment resources.

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The UPPCC 2023 Exam Schedule

See latest details regarding exam schedule here.

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 1-13, 2023

Application Deadlines & Exam Dates

Guide to Applying and Testing

  1. UPPCC Guide to Applying and Testing for Certification (Created by UPPCC)

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!

Upcoming TrainingsVirtual, Instructor-led

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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