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Lexington, KY – August 9th, 2023 - 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 National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP).

With the signing of the MOU, NCPP 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 discounted rates for certification and recertification to the membership of NCPP.
NCPP Executive Director, Tammy Rimes, MPA shares, ”NCPP is excited to align with and support organizations who raise the bar and standards for excellence in public procurement. UPPCC has long been recognized for its outstanding certification programs, and NCPP looks forward to partnering in support of the profession.”

Kathleen Muretti, CPPO, CPPB, CPCP, Chair of the UPPCC Board says, “We are excited to welcome NCPP as our newest strategic partner and look forward to working together on our shared vision of elevating the public procurement profession. NCPP members will receive new benefits and collaboration opportunities while supporting and promoting CPPO’s and CPPB’s in the 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 14,600 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe.

About NCPP

The National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) is North America’s premier association for cooperative procurement. NCPP’s mission is to elevate advocacy, collaboration, and education for cooperative procurement so its strategic value is widely recognized and promoted by government and educational leaders.



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