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UPPCC Welcomes CPPC As A UPPCC Partner


Lexington, KY – June 18, 2020 - To formalize their commitment to work together to ensure the continued growth, development and global recognition of the Certified Public Procurement Officer® and Certified Professional Public Buyer® certification programs, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) and the Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC).

With the signing of the MOU, CPPC has become an official UPPCC Partner. The UPPCC Partner program was established to build a communication network between professional membership organizations and the UPPCC. It provides UPPCC with a broader audience in which to communicate the value of the professional certifications it offers and provides the UPPCC Partner with an active voice for their membership in the development of the CPPO and CPPB certifications. In recognition of the collaborative partnership, UPPCC is extending the discounted rates for certification and recertification to the membership of CPPC.  

CPPC President, Kimberley Murphy, said, “We are very happy to formalize the partnership between CPPC and UPPCC. This is a fantastic opportunity to continue working with a like-minded organization committed to raising the level of professionalism in the public procurement environment. This partnership solidifies CPPC’s support of further education through CPPB and CPPO certifications.”

Kathleen Muretti, CPPO, CPPB, CPCP, Chair of the UPPCC Board said, “CPPC is UPPCC’s first Canadian Partner and this news is particularly exciting for me, as CPPC nominated me to the UPPCC Board to represent Canadian Public Procurement professionals. Expanding our Partner network is foundational to UPPCC and our profession overall and we are very excited to continue working with the CPPC and their membership to help us drive our vision for excellence in the global public procurement profession”

UPPCC values and invites open collaboration from across the profession in the development of UPPCC certifications and hopes that more organizations will consider becoming a UPPCC Partner. For more information, please visit the UPPCC Partner page on the UPPCC website.


The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 13,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe.

About CPPC

The Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) is a leading membership organization with a mission of creating an environment that brings all levels of government together to learn, share best practices, develop relationships and move the public procurement profession forward.



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