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UPPCC Announces Newest Designees - October 2013 Class

UPPCC Announces Newest Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) & Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Designees

January 15, 2014 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 379 individuals successfully completed the fall 2013 UPPCC certification examinations administered October 14-26, 2013. The coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials, recognized throughout the public procurement profession, demonstrate an individual's comprehensive knowledge of public procurement.

Of these 379 newly certified individuals, a total of 249 earned the CPPB certification while 130 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number certified for CPPB and CPPO to 9,574 and 2,439 respectively.

Obtaining either UPPCC certification requires the candidate to demonstrate through an application process, that they meet specific requisites; including formal education, procurement related coursework/training and public procurement employment experience. A comprehensive written examination (specific to each certification) is required to confirm the candidate's mastery of a variety of public procurement concepts found in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. The next examinations for both CPPO and CPPB are scheduled for May 5-17, 2014.  The application deadline for this specific exam opportunity is February 3, 2014 (late deadline February 18). The May 2014 examinations also mark the first examinations covering the newly updated 2013 Body of Knowledge. For more information on the CPPO and CPPB certification programs, please visit the UPPCC Website/

To view a complete list of all newly certified individuals from the October 2013 exams, access one of the following Adobe Acrobat PDF files. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your PC, you will need to visit to download the software prior to opening the following documents:

Class of October 2013
New CPPOs & CPPBs - by Name
New CPPOs & CPPBs - by Location

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 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe.



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