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UPPCC Strategic Partner NASPO Continues Mission to Promote Government Excellence - Announces Major Program Supporting CPPO and CPPB Professional Certifications!

Lexington, KY – In celebration of Procurement Month, occurring annually in March, the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) announces a brand-new reimbursement program to support professional certifications in public procurement.

Effective immediately, NASPO will offer an opportunity for full reimbursement of both the application and examination fees for qualified candidates who pass the certification exams offered by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). This program is open to both US and Canadian applicants for the upcoming testing cycle.

If interested, applicants should visit the UPPCC website and apply by March 14, 2023. UPPCC will waive late fees from March 1-14 because of this exciting new program. More information on the program and the application process will be available soon on the NASPO and UPPCC websites: naspo.org and uppcc.org.

About NASPO: NASPO is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public

procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through the promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies.

About UPPCC: 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 the most highly regarded and well-respected certifications among procurement professionals and their employers in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 14,500 professionals, primarily within the US and Canada but in other nations around the globe.

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