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National Institute of Governmental Purchasing


The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
Private, Non-Profit
Industry Public Procurement, Training
Headquarters Herndon, Virginia, United States
Key people
Rick Grimm, Chief Executive Officer
Website http://www.nigp.org

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) is a national, membership-based non-profit organization providing support to professionals in the public sector purchasing 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 purchasing 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 Purchasing Certification Council's (UPPCC) Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Purchasing 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 opportuntities are offered at individualized courses, regional meetings, and at the annual Forum event.

External links

  • National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
  • What's the Value of Certification? GovPro Magazine, October 2008

See also

  • List of NIGP Chapters


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