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application deadline – the last date to submit an application for review for the next scheduled exam window without additional late fees.

application late deadline – the last date to submit an application for review for the next scheduled exam window with an additional $50 late fee. Applications are accepted for a 2-week period following the first application deadline and the application late deadline signifies the end of the additional 2-week period.

Authorization To Test (ATT) – This is the letter received from UPPCC after the exam scheduling fee is paid authorizing the candidate to take the exam. This letter includes candidate specific information needed for the candidate to schedule an examination appointment with Prometric.

contact hour(s) – refers to the actual number of clock hours spent in an education activity or the value placed on a variety of professional contributions to the procurement profession for recertification.

continuing candidate – certification candidates that have been previously approved for testing, but either missed, cancelled, opted not to schedule or were unsuccessful with the first testing opportunity under the 1-year active period of their application for certification. Continuing candidates are eligible for one final opportunity to test under the current application before reapplication is required.  

credit hour(s) – refers to the value of credit granted by a college or university for academic courses that attribute to a formal degree program. Each credit hour equals 16 contact hours of credit for UPPCC certification and recertification.

eligibility id – a system generated identification number associated with all details associated with a candidate’s testing. This id is needed for scheduling an examination with Prometric and is included in the candidate’s Authorization To Test (ATT) letter.

exam application window – This is the period of time when applications for certification can be submitted through the MyUPPCC online portal for the next scheduled certification exam window. For the May exam window, the exam application window is Nov 1 - the posted application submission deadline (Feb). For the Oct exam window, the application window is May 1 - the posted application submission deadline (Jul). 

exam scheduling fee – This is the fee that is due from the candidate only after the application for certification is approved and reflects the candidate’s commitment to take the examination during the next exam window.

exam window – UPPCC offers the examinations twice per year; for the first 2 full weeks in May and for the last 2 full weeks in October. Each 2-week period is referred to as the exam window.

instructor-led – educational activities (courses, webinars, conference workshops and sessions, etc.) that include a speaker, instructor, moderator, facilitator or other individual that is delivering the education

online submission – refers to an application (certification or recertification) that has been submitted online via the MyUPPCC account for review by UPPCC staff.

pending application – refers to an application (certification or recertification) that has been created by a MyUPPCC account-holder but has not yet been submitted for review by UPPCC staff.

Prometric – UPPCC’s official testing partner. Candidates will schedule an examination appointment directly with Prometric and the candidate will test via computer on-site at one of hundreds of Prometric testing centers located worldwide.