If you're looking to improve your purchasing skills, stay on top of the rapidly changing field of public purchasing and advance your career and your importance to your organization, joining NCAGP could be one of the best things you ever do.

Our primary mission is to improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of our members, a unique group of professionals who all share a passion for advancing and promoting professionalism in the world of government procurement and materials management.

Each year, NCAGP hosts conferences in the spring and summer that offer a multitude of opportunities for professional development and career-related education. During these conferences, a variety of speakers with backgrounds relating to the professional needs and interests of our members, present information on topics related to the field of public procurement. Networking opportunities abound at these conferences which draw public purchasing professionals from throughout North and South Carolina.

In addition, other courses are offered to members throughout the year at the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


NCAGP encourages members to share information and assist other governmental purchasing professionals. All members may access an online directory of the membership with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. We also offer a free subscription-based List Serve, affording members the ability to communicate efficiently.


NCAGP administers the Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer certification, a voluntary program available to our members. Certification is based upon experience, attending core courses and earning certification points by attending other professional development courses and conferences. A certification exam is offered once a year through the Institute of Government at UNC, Chapel Hill.


We invite you to share our vision, mission and goals.

Membership in NCAGP is open to persons employed by a state, state agency, county, city, town or other governmental agency or subdivision and whose duties consist in whole or part of purchasing materials, supplies, apparatus, equipment or contractual services. Members must be employed in North Carolina or South Carolina.

Annual dues are $50 (pro-rated to $25 for members joining between May 1 and October 31) of each year. You may join NCAGP online with a credit card, P-card or by indicating you will pay by check.


NCAGP does allow agency memberships in the event your institution does not allow individual memberships.

For agency memberships, please contact the NCAGP Membership Chair. The current Membership Chairperson and their contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.

Click here to access the online membership form.



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