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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.

UPPCC offers two premier certifications for public procurement professionals.

For more information about each one, including who each one is best suited for and what it takes to be eligible:

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

The CPPB and CPPO self-study Procurement U tools are fully web-based and accessible at any time to assist in your personal study efforts in an easy, convenient, format.

Highlights include:

  • 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

  • Many more helpful tips and resources to help you study!

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Guide to Applying and Testing

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

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