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Applicants for the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) must already have earned and received the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) award or be applying for both programs simultaneously. They also must have either managerial experience or currently be in a managerial position. Once these qualifications are obtained, the balance of the CPPM program is based entirely on the results from an examination. The examination is made up of questions that test knowledge of all major business functions and stress knowledge of management principles and techniques. An online course is required that helps applicants prepare for the CPPM examination. Go to the Classes & Seminars page for more information. A score of at least 70% must be achieved in order to pass the examination. When the examination is successfully passed candidates' files are evaluated for final approval. Upon completion of the program, candidates are awarded the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) designation and receive a plaque indicating the achievement.
Applicants for the Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC) must aleady have earned and received the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) award or be applying for both programs simultaneously. They must have a business or related subject degree from an accredited college. They also must have either purchasing consulting or teaching experience to companies or people outside of the applicants' own employer. In addition, an applicant must score or have scored a score of 85% on the CPP examination. Upon completion of the program, candidates are awarded the Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC) designation and receive a plaque indicating the acheivement.

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Program Background
The American Purchasing Society individual purchasing certification program was started in 1970 by a group of businessmen who recognized the need for improved integrity in business and improved competence in the purchasing and supply chain function. Certification of qualified purchasing professionals is one of the primary goals of the Society.

The American Purchasing Society individual certification program was the first program for purchasing and supply chain professionals. The program has been continually improved since its inception. Other organizations have realized the value of the American Purchasing Society program and have instituted programs of their own, but the American Purchasing Society program is the best because it stresses the importance of integrity and practical on the job knowledge. There are now American Purchasing Society certified professionals throughout the world. Certified Purchasing Professionals (CPP) and Certified Professional Purchasing Managers (CPPM) are selected over other candidates as position requirements have become more demanding.

The American Purchasing Society now awards the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) and Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC) to all qualified purchasing and supply chain professionals who meet the requirements for certification. Those requirements are based on integrity, education, and experience.

Objectives of the Program
The specific objectives of the American Purchasing Society individual purchasing certification program include:
  • To promote recognition and acceptance of professional status for certified people involved in purchasing and supply chain operations among other areas of business management.
  • To develop performance standards and operational guidelines which can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing and supply chain management.
  • To develop and live by a code of ethical standards for purchasing and supply chain operations under which modern business practices might be more clearly understood and favorably accepted by the public in general.
  • To increase the degree to which the individual gains personal confidence, satisfaction, and pride from direct involvement in purchasing and supply chain operations.
Contact Information
Please contact the American Purchasing Society if you have any questions about obtaining certification.

Email: propurch@propurch.com
Telephone: (630) 859-0250
Fax: (630) 859-0270
Mail: American Purchasing Society
P.O. Box 256
Aurora, IL 60506

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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