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1 Is UPPCC Certification in Your Future? Panelists: UPPCC Governing Board & Staff

2 Agenda Introductions UPPCC Certification Programs Current Eligibility Requirements 2014 Eligibility Requirements Other Changes for UPPCC Questions

3 Strategic Planning Process Name Changes –Universal Public Procurement Certification Council –Certified Public Procurement Officer Elevate the procurement profession –New eligibility requirements –New recertification requirements

4 UPPCC Certification Programs Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) Supervisors of buyers OR Managers of public procurement function First certification issued in 1964 Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Perform public purchasing functions (buyers) Non-managerial or supervisory First certificate (under PPB certificate program) issued in 1979 First CPPB certification issued in 1991

5 UPPCC Eligibility Requirements Formal Education Experience Coursework/Training

6 CPPO Eligibility Schedules – thru 2013 A: CPPB Certified –144 hours; 8 years total exp; 6 years public; 3 years supervisory/management function B: Bachelor’s Degree –48 hours; 3 years total exp; 2 years public; 2 years supervisory/management function C: Master’s or Doctorate Degree –24 hours; 3 years total exp; 2 years public; 2 years supervisory/management function

7 CPPB Eligibility Schedules – thru 2013 A: High School/GED –96 hours; 5 years total exp; 3 years public B: Associate’s Degree –96 hours; 4 years total exp; 3 years public C: Bachelor’s Degree –48 hours; 2 years public exp D: Master’s or Doctorate –24 hours; 2 years public exp

8 New Eligibility Requirements Degree Required College Level Coursework Preferred Coursework, Training & Experience completed within 10 years of application New “instructor-led” requirement for all training

9 CPPO Eligibility – effective 1/1/2014 Bachelors Degree 3 credit hours of public procurement coursework or 6 credit hours of procurement-related coursework AND 72 contact hours procurement training OR 174 contact hours of procurement training 5 yrs of public procurement experience; 3 yrs of which are management/supervisory.

10 CPPB Eligibility – effective 1/1/2014 Associate’s Degree 3 credit hours of public procurement coursework or 6 credit hours of procurement-related coursework AND 56 contact hours procurement training OR 158 contact hours of procurement training 3 yrs of public procurement experience

11 Window of Opportunity… Apply by December 31, 2013 – application will be considered under CURRENT eligibility requirements Apply January 1, 2014 or after – application will be considered under NEW eligibility requirements KEEP YOUR CPPO/CPPB CURRENT - DO NOT LET YOUR CERTIFICATION EXPIRE!!! – you may not be able to earn it back… 11

12 Other Changes for UPPCC Recertification Effective January 1, 2014 Continuing Education focused – no longer earn points for just holding a membership Lifetime Status Replaced with Retired Status Examinations Based on recent Job Analysis study 10 Domain Areas to 6 Domain Areas Effective May 2014 testing window

13 Questions? Your Certification Resource: uppcc.org More information regarding: Eligibility Requirements, Application Process, Program Enhancements, Body of Knowledge, Study Resources, etc.


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