Should I Get Certified?
Planning to take the CPPB or CPPO exams this fall? Wonder if the time and effort are worth it? NASPO is here to help!
If you are preparing to take the CPPB or CPPO exams check out the online prep courses available through NASPO. These courses are designed as a facilitated review of the UPPCC Body of Knowledge and can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS).
The registration deadline for the fall courses is July 23.
Most professionals regularly ask themselves questions like, “How do I grow in my career?” or “How do I increase my credibility?” One of the most effective paths to achieving these goals is to obtain certification in your field. This is certainly the case in public procurement, where for decades certification has yielded benefits to the employee, their organization, and the profession as a whole.
For the employee achieving certification, benefits can include:
Professional certifications are earned by the individual and go with them wherever their professional path may take them.
Professional certifications stand out on resumes and can often be a factor in hiring and salary decisions.
For the employer, potential benefits include:
Increasing the professionalism, skills, and accountability of procurement staff
Producing better purchasing and contracting outcomes
Promoting recognition of staff as purchasing professionals
Providing professional development opportunities to staff and a defined path for continuous growth
Providing objective benchmarks for validating skills and competencies