NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
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The NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) is a national, membership-based non-profit organization providing support to professionals in the public sector procurement profession. NIGP provides its members with many services, including education, professional networking, research, and technical assistance.
Organized in 1944, NIGP is an international not-for-profit educational and technical organization of public procurement agencies. The Institute is composed of 77 affiliate chapters and one student chapter, and more than 2,600 agency members representing federal, state, provincial and local government levels throughout the United States and Canada. These agencies represent over 16,000 individuals serving the public procurement community
Education and certification
One of NIGP Core missions is the education of its members. Certification is the process by which the public purchaser demonstrates a standard of competency for the benefit of public and themselves. NIGP's seminars prepare candidates to sit for the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council's (UPPCC) Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification examinations.
NIGP offers a complete set of courses and training workshops to prepare the purchasing professional for the examination and certification process. These training opportunities are offered at individualized courses, regional meetings, and at the annual Forum event.