As a buyer for business, on the average of your top five suppliers, click on which one of the four choices below do you use to qualify those suppliers?

Evaluate supplier's financial statments and visit facilities.
Meet supplier's top executives and sales people in person.
Friendly with phone order clerk and read quality & on time delivery report.
None of the above.

American Purchasing Society, Inc.


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Please answer the following questions.

1. Please submit a list of schools you have attended, indicating your highest grade completed, if you graduated, dates attended, degree or degrees you earned, areas or courses of specialty, and your standing in the class if known. Submit confirmation of your attendance and diploma or degree earned. List any other or additional courses or seminars you have taken.*

Please upload your diploma in Adobe PDF format only
Please upload proof of your degree earned in Adobe PDF format only
Please upload your college transcripts in Adobe PDF format only

2. If you are over the age of 25, please submit a complete resume giving sufficient detail to indicate or measure your progress, managerial ability, and business exposure. Be sure to give dates of employment, your official title, and name and title of your immediate supervisor. Indicate the number of people you supervised in each position, if any.*

Please upload your resume in Adobe PDF format only

3. Do you believe you are financially responsible in both your business and personal affairs? If you were taking a job as president of a bank, what evidence could you show as examples of your financial trustworthiness?*

4. Have you ever declared bankruptcy? If so, please give the date, the jurisdiction and the circumstances. Certain financial situations can disqualify a candidate from earning certification.*

5. Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Answer yes or no. If yes, please provide the crime, date, court jurisdiction and state, sentence and current status. Conviction of a felony will usually disqualify a candidate from earning certification.*

6. Do you belong to any professional organizations and clubs? What are they?*

7. Why are you applying for the Essential Principles of Purchasing Certificate?*

Submit comments or explain any entry above deemed necessary for clarification. Submit any other data you feel pertinent.

I hereby apply for the Essential Principles of Purchasing Certificate and swear that all statements made by me on this form, to the best of my knowledge, are true and factual. I agree to and permit any investigation into my background that the American Purchasing Society deems necessary. I will conduct myself in a businesslike and ethical way. I understand that if I earn the Essential Principles of Purchasing Certificate that I will not be allowed to apply for the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) for two years following.

Certification Processing Fees

All Certification Processing Fees must be paid by credit card when you fill out an application online. If you prefer to pay by check, you will instead need to download the PDF version of our application found on the Applying For Certification page, and mail in together with your check.

Included are the Essential Principles of Purchasing application processing fee, The Fundamentals of Business Buying and Purchasing Management online course, and the Preparation for CPP Exam three week online course $375.00
Preparation for CPP Exam three week online course
Class Dates: 07-08-2024 to 07-28-2024
Class Dates: 09-09-2024 to 09-29-2024
Class Dates: 11-04-2024 to 11-24-2024

Membership (if not already a member) $258.00
Total $
Please choose a Professional Purchasing Certification