The Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) certifications designate a standard of competency in the public purchasing profession. The CPPB and CPPO certifications indicate to the public that the individual has mastered a body of knowledge and is capable of making sound decisions that maximize the taxpayer's dollar.
The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council, UPPCC, the issuer of the CPPB and CPPO designations, is accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management.
Additionally, many local and state governments formally recognize the CPPB and CPPO designations as meaningful standards for employment and advancement of public procurement personnel.
For more information on these certifications programs, visit the NIGP website.