Survey

When do buyers in your organization report any savings achieved from a supplier?

Never report savings.
Report any amount.
Only if a saving is over $100.
Only if saving is over $1000.
Only if saving is over $5000.

Seminars & Courses


* (Star) next to member price = Course FREE to new and renewing members! To take advantage of one FREE course per member year please contact the Society at propurch@propurch.com or at 630-859-0250 with your selection. Do not register through the website for a free purchasing seminar or course.


The American Purchasing Society's online purchasing and supply courses are ideal for buyers, purchasing managers, and other people in purchasing who work full-time and have only a limited amount of time to spend on training and education.

The Society's purchasing and supply courses are designed to be user-friendly for all, and can be easily taken by people who have limited computer skills.

Purchasing seminars and courses cover important subjects and information that all purchasing professionals should know. These purchasing seminars and courses focus on practical training to enhance skills, and students can take what they learn directly back to their jobs and immediately implement the lessons and techniques.  

Most courses will only take students 2 to 3 hours to complete and can be taken whenever is convenient to the student. There are no scheduled hours for course access. Students are emailed course instructions shortly after registration is completed.

Every student receives a certificate upon completion of purchasing training courses. 

The course Essential Law for Buyers and Sellers was outstanding. Until now, I have never had a discussion with any of my supervisors about these laws, and I am not sure they even know they exist. Math for Purchasing was a tough way to spend a Saturday but a much needed course in my line of work. It will make me a much better asset to my employer.

Steve Stafford
Purchasing Director
Lakeview Christian Home
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course
New! How To Buy Services - Course 4500 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
New! Purchasing For Manufacturing - Course 4000 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
New! Preparation for Certified Professional in Distribution and Warehousing & Exam CPP Points: 6
CEUs: 2

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $230.00
Your Price: $250.00
course
New! Distribution and Warehouse Management Course 1214 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
New! Inventory for Distribution and Warehousing Course 2016B CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
New! Management Operations and Logistics Course 1215 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
Preparation for Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) Exam - Course 3000 CPP Points: 13
CEUs: 3

Start Date: Oct 29, 2018
End Date: Nov 18, 2018
Member Price: $540.00
Your Price: $700.00

Start Date: Jan 7, 2019
End Date: Jan 27, 2019
Member Price: $540.00
Your Price: $700.00
course
Preparation for Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) Exam CPP Points: 10
CEUs: 3

Start Date: Nov 26, 2018
End Date: Dec 16, 2018
Member Price: $440.00
Your Price: $600.00

Start Date: Feb 4, 2019
End Date: Feb 24, 2019
Member Price: $440.00
Your Price: $600.00
course
Preparation for Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP) Exam - Course 3400-2 CPP Points: 3
CEUs: .5

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $215.00
Your Price: $300.00
course
76 Ways to Improve Purchasing Performance - Course 2006U CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
About F.A.R. - Course 3900 CPP Points: 1
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $39.00*
Your Price: $59.00
course
Accounting, Finance, and Cost Management for Buyers and Managers - Course B100MAE CPP Points: 2
CEUs: 1

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
The Science and The Art of Negotiation - Course 20145 CPP Points: 4
CEUs: .5

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $175.00
Your Price: $195.00
course
The Art of Negotiation - Course 2015 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00
Your Price: $125.00
course
The Science of Negotiation - Course 2014 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00
Your Price: $129.00
course
Applied Cost and Price Analysis - Course 3700 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00
Your Price: $154.00
course
Body Language - Course BL101 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00
Your Price: $154.00
course
Business Ethics for Buyers and Sellers - Course 2010 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
Diversity for Purchasing and Business - Course 2018 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00
Your Price: $129.00
course
Essential Law for Buyers and Sellers - Course 2012 CPP Points: 3
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00
Your Price: $154.00
course
Forecasting for Buyers, Managers, and Business Executives - Course 4011 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25/2 CEHs

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
Fundamentals of Business Buying and Purchasing Management - Course 1000 CPP Points: 3
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
Green Purchasing and Sustainability - Course 3400 CPP Points: 3
CEUs: .5

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00
Your Price: $154.00
course
How To Be A Smart MRO Buyer - Course 2019 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
How To Buy Internationally - Course 3500 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
How to Get More Sales from Professional Purchasing Agents & Business Buyers - Course B099SAL101 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $29.00
Your Price: $49.00
course
How to Plan Your Career and Prepare Your Resume - Course 20089 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $125.00
course
Special Offer! - How to Save $Thousands Buying a Car - Course CNSMR101 CPP Points: 1
CEUs: 1

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $29.99
Your Price: $29.99
course
Influencing Suppliers, Colleagues, and Management - Course 3575 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25/2 CEHs

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $99.00*
Your Price: $129.00
course
Managing Inventory - Maintaining the Proper Level - Course 2016 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
Managing Quality - How to Get the Quality and Service You Want - Course 2017 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00
Your Price: $154.00
course
Math for Purchasing and Business - Course 2007 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25/2 CEHs

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00
course
Use of Terms & Conditions, Documenting the Purchase Agreement - Course 2005 CPP Points: 2
CEUs: .25

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Member Price: $129.00*
Your Price: $154.00