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UPPCC Announces Newest Designees - October 2008 Class

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

December 4, 2008 - The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 180 individuals successfully completed the first computer-based UPPCC certification examinations administered October 20 -25, 2008. 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 180 newly certified individuals, a total of 109 earned the CPPB certification while 71 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number certified for CPPB and CPPO to 8,591 and 1,656 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 May 4-9, 2009.  The application deadline for this specific exam opportunity is February 2, 2009. 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 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 to download the software prior to opening the following documents:

Class of October 2008

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.



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