UPPCC Announces Newest Designees - May 2009 Class
June 27, 2009 - The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 230 individuals successfully completed the spring 2009 UPPCC certification examinations administered May 4-9, 2009. The coveted Certified Public Purchasing 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 230 newly certified individuals, a total of 149 earned the CPPB certification while 81 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number certified for CPPB and CPPO to 8,758 and 1,748 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 purchasing 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 October 26-31, 2009. The application deadline for this specific exam opportunity is July 27, 2009. For more information on the CPPO and CPPB certification programs, please visit the UPPCC Website at www.uppcc.org.
To view a complete list of all newly certified individuals from the May 2009 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 www.adobe.com to download the software prior to opening the following documents:
Class of May 2009
To search for or verify an individuals UPPCC credentials, visit the Certificant Search area.
The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Purchasing 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.