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UPPCC News & Announcements



Lexington, KY – November 2, 2023 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce and congratulate the 183 individuals who have successfully completed the Fall 2023 certification examinations

To date, the UPPCC has certified 14, 874 professionals in 8 countries, 10 provinces and territories in Canada, and in 53 of the states and territories of the United States.

The highly coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer® (CPPO®) and Certified Professional Public Buyer® (CPPB®) credentials, are recognized throughout the public procurement profession and demonstrate an individual's comprehensive mastery of public procurement competencies.

The CPPO and CPPB are widely recognized as the premier, independent certifications in public procurement.

Of the newly certified individuals, 145 earned the CPPB certification and 38 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number of certified CPPBs to 11,713 and CPPOs to 3,161 respectively. Click here for the complete list of all newly certified individuals from the October 2023 exams. UPPCC encourages all newly and actively certified to share their achievement online by accepting their CPPO and/or CPPB digital badge when received.

UPPCC is currently accepting online application submissions for the Spring 2024 testing window beginning November 6, 2023.  The application deadline for the Spring exams (with no late fee) is March 18, 2024.

Stay current! Be sure to update your MyUPPCC contact information to ensure that you receive all news and updates regarding your certification from UPPCC. And, even if you are not certified, but considering it, setting up a new MyUPPCC account ensures that you receive all the latest information and updates regarding UPPCC Certification Programs!

About the 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 highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 15,000 professionals globally, primarily within the US and Canada.



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