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UPPCC Announces Newest Designees – October 2018 Class

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

Herndon, VA – January 2, 2019- The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 136 individuals successfully completed the fall 2018 UPPCC certification examinations administered October 15-27, 2018. 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 136 newly certified individuals, a total of 98 earned the CPPB certification while 38 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number of certified CPPBs and CPPOs to 10,520 and 2,814 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.

UPPCC is currently accepting online application submissions for the May 7-19, 2019 testing window through the February 2, 2019 application deadline (late deadline February 19).

To view a complete list of all newly certified individuals from the October 2018 exams, access the following link:


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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