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NLPA is the only place where you can access the globally recognized CPOS, CPOP, CPOM and CPOE Certifications. Our self-guided online learning courses give you firsthand access to proven techniques that have been used to deliver measurable results in the real world. Each certification is designed to empower procurement professionals to master today’s most critical procurement processes.


CPOS Certification [Certified Procurement Operations Specialist]

  • The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification Program is Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential procurement skills. Throughout this program, you’ll learn how to negotiate better, improve supplier performance, and how to properly conduct strategic sourcing and implement procurement technologies. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions on how to deliver results for your organization. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification involves completing the Level 1 online procurement courses and passing the CPOS exam. The CPOS exam is included with your registration.

    The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification Program is Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential procurement skills. Throughout this program, you’ll learn how to negotiate better, improve supplier performance, and how to properly conduct strategic sourcing and implement procurement technologies. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions on how to deliver results for your organization. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification involves completing the Level 1 online procurement courses and passing the CPOS exam. The CPOS exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOS Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Six Online Courses

    The CPOS designation consists of training on six critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 48 competencies and 217 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOS Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOS, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOS certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOS designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    Translated Courses

    Translated versions of the courses are currently being added. You may choose any of these versions and take the quizzes afterwards.


    CPOS-BOK Online Courses

    Complete six self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the  CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOS Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOS Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOS Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOS Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

CPOP Certification [Certified Procurement Operations Professional]

  • The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification Program is Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills. The CPOP certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification and adds training in areas that are becoming more mission-critical in the purchasing field: international procurement and managerial skills. Throughout this program, you will learn how to manage a purchasing department, how to manage procurement projects, and how to buy internationally. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification involves completing the Level 2 online procurement courses and passing the CPOP exam. The CPOP exam is included with your registration.

    The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification Program is Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills. The CPOP certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification and adds training in areas that are becoming more mission-critical in the purchasing field: international procurement and managerial skills. Throughout this program, you will learn how to manage a purchasing department, how to manage procurement projects, and how to buy internationally. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification involves completing the Level 2 online procurement courses and passing the CPOP exam. The CPOP exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOP Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Four Online Courses

    The CPOP designation consists of training on four critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 32 competencies and 180 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOP Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOP, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOP certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOP designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOP Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOP Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOP Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

CPOM Certification [Certified Procurement Operations Manager]

  • The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification Program is Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers procurement function management skills. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) or CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certifications, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS and CPOP Certifications and adds training to master the skills to collaborate with other departments leading to even better results and a greater bottom-line impact. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification involves completing the Level 3 online procurement courses and passing the CPOM exam. The CPOM exam is included with your registration.

    The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification Program is Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers procurement function management skills. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) or CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certifications, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS and CPOP Certifications and adds training to master the skills to collaborate with other departments leading to even better results and a greater bottom-line impact. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification involves completing the Level 3 online procurement courses and passing the CPOM exam. The CPOM exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOM Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Five Online Courses

    The CPOM designation consists of training on five critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 32 competencies and 180 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOM Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOM, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOM certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOM designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete five self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 72 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOM Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOM Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOM Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

CPOE Certification [Certified Procurement Operations Executive]

  • The CPOE (Certified Procurement Operations Executive) Certification Program is Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers executive procurement leadership skills. The CPOE (Certified Procurement Operations Executive) certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist), CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) or CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certifications, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOE Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS, CPOP and CPOM Certifications and adds training to master the skills of leadership for even better results and a greater bottom-line impact. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOE (Certified Procurement Operations Executive) Certification involves completing the Level 4 online procurement courses and passing the CPOE exam. The CPOE exam is included with your registration.

    The CPOE (Certified Procurement Operations Executive) Certification Program is Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers executive procurement leadership skills. The CPOE (Certified Procurement Operations Executive) certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist), CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) or CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certifications, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOE Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS, CPOP and CPOM Certifications and adds training to master the skills of leadership for even better results and a greater bottom-line impact. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOE (Certified Procurement Operations Executive) Certification involves completing the Level 4 online procurement courses and passing the CPOE exam. The CPOE exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOE Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Four Online Courses

    The CPOE designation consists of training on four critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 32 competencies and 180 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOE Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOE, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOE certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOE designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    CPOE-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOE Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOE Exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and you will have 240 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOE Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOE Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOE Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOE Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

Certification Exams

CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification Exam
The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) certification examination is a vital component of earning the procurement specialist credential.

Certification Bundles

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    Combines Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 ((CPOS, CPOP, CPOM & CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential through advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills. It covers all the 1st tier courses, what you need to know to manage a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, buying internationally all the way to attaining mastery of the skills of leadership in your organization. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 1 thru 4.

    Combines Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 ((CPOS, CPOP, CPOM & CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential through advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills. It covers all the 1st tier courses, what you need to know to manage a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, buying internationally all the way to attaining mastery of the skills of leadership in your organization. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 1 thru 4.

    CPOS-BOK Online Courses

    Complete six self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOS Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOS Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete five self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 72 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOE-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOE Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOE Exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and you will have 240 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOE Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This All Access Package holds 2 types of products which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - Program(s) (courses), which hold the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - Exam(s), which hold an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete a program before accessing its corresponding exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

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    Combines Level 2, 3 and 4 (CPOP, CPOM, CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills all the way to procurement executive leadership skills. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 2 thru 4.

    Combines Level 2, 3 and 4 (CPOP, CPOM, CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills all the way to procurement executive leadership skills. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 2 thru 4.

    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete five self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 72 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOE-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOE Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOE Exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and you will have 240 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOE Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This Advanced Access Package holds 2 types of products which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - Program(s) (courses), which hold the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - Exam(s), which hold an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete a program before accessing its corresponding exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

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    Combines Level 1, 2 and 3 (CPOS, CPOP & CPOM) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential, advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills that are the prerequisites to managing a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, and buying internationally. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 1 thru 3.

    Combines Level 1, 2 and 3 (CPOS, CPOP & CPOM) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential, advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills that are the prerequisites to managing a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, and buying internationally. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 1 thru 3.

    CPOS-BOK Online Courses

    Complete six self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOS Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOS Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete five self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 72 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This Foundation Access Package holds 2 types of products which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - Program(s) (courses), which hold the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - Exam(s), which hold an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete a program before accessing its corresponding exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

Certification Guides

  • The Certified Procurement Operations Manager (CPOM) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the four (4) CPOM courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

    The Certified Procurement Operations Manager (CPOM) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the four (4) CPOM courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

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    The Certified Procurement Operations Executive (CPOE) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the four (4) CPOE courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

    The Certified Procurement Operations Executive (CPOE) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the four (4) CPOE courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

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    The Certified Procurement Operations Professional (CPOP) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the four (4) CPOP courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

    The Certified Procurement Operations Professional (CPOP) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the four (4) CPOP courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

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    The Certified Procurement Operations Specialist (CPOS) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the six (6) CPOS courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

    The Certified Procurement Operations Specialist (CPOS) Program Index will help you more easily identify and locate specific topics within the six (6) CPOS courses. The index lists these topics alphabetically.

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  • The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification program is Level 1 and covers the essential procurement skills of the CPO Body of Knowledge.

    The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification Program is Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential procurement skills. Throughout this program, you’ll learn how to negotiate better, improve supplier performance, and how to properly conduct strategic sourcing and implement procurement technologies. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions on how to deliver results for your organization. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification involves completing the Level 1 online procurement courses and passing the CPOS exam. The CPOS exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOS Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Six Online Courses

    The CPOS designation consists of training on six critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 48 competencies and 217 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOS Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOS, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOS certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOS designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

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    CPOS-BOK Online Courses

    Complete six self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the  CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOS Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOS Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOS Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOS Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

  • The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) certification program is Level 2 and covers the advanced procurement skills of the CPO Body of Knowledge.

    The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification Program is Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills. The CPOP certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification and adds training in areas that are becoming more mission-critical in the purchasing field: international procurement and managerial skills. Throughout this program, you will learn how to manage a purchasing department, how to manage procurement projects, and how to buy internationally. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification involves completing the Level 2 online procurement courses and passing the CPOP exam. The CPOP exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOP Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Four Online Courses

    The CPOP designation consists of training on four critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 32 competencies and 180 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOP Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOP, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOP certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOP designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOP Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOP Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOP Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

  • The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) certification examination is a vital component of earning the procurement specialist credential.

    The CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) certification examination is a vital component of earning the procurement specialist credential. The examination consists of 90 challenging multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    You must receive 70% or higher to pass the exam. If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    You will have 60 days from the date of accepting the acknowledgment to complete the exam.

  • Learn and apply the procurement best practices used by the world's top corporations to improve performance.

    Quickly and significantly improving your procurement department’s performance is not wishful thinking. With the right guidance and step-by-step instruction, you will soon be implementing the same procurement practices that are used by the world’s top corporations. 

    Our highly personal and interactive online course, 14 Procurement Best Practices, makes it realistic for you to quickly and significantly improve your performance and the performance of your procurement department. You’ll become a respected procurement leader by following this course’s step-by-step instructions, examples, and exercises, as well as the sample tools and worksheets that are included with your registration. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Strategically measure purchasing performance
    • Improve your spend management by implementing a buying plan
    • Identify and select the best suppliers by using cross-functional commodity teams, scorecards, and total cost of ownership analysis
    • Improve vendor performance through a supplier performance management program
    • Optimize supplier relationships
    • Improve risk management
    • Map and improve processes
    • Leverage technology such as eProcurement and Internet Reverse Auctions
    • Conduct benchmarking
    • Achieve efficiency through the systemization of purchasing operations
    • Utilize a strategic plan

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 8 hours of CE credit.

  • The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) certification program is Level 3 and covers the procurement management skills of the CPO Body of Knowledge.

    The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification Program is Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers procurement function management skills. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) or CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certifications, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS and CPOP Certifications and adds training to master the skills to collaborate with other departments leading to even better results and a greater bottom-line impact. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification involves completing the Level 3 online procurement courses and passing the CPOM exam. The CPOM exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOM Certification Package includes access to the following components for one year.

    Five Online Courses

    The CPOM designation consists of training on five critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 32 competencies and 180 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOM Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOM, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOM certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOM designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete five self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 72 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

    This CPOM Package holds 2 products, both of which are accessible under "Package Contents":

    - The CPOM Program (courses), which holds the individual course content (SCORMs, PDFs, quizzes, individual course certificates)
    - The CPOM Exam, which holds an acknowledgment component, the exam itself and a congratulatory message displayed upon passing


    You must complete the program before accessing the exam. You do this by passing the individual course quizzes within the program. Note that when the program has been completed, you may continue to use its contents to review for your exam.

    You will need to activate the exam product from within the package after completing the program quizzes. An "activate" button will be present on the exam product under "Package Contents". But you may only activate it while your package access is still active.

    Following exam activation, you will need to accept the terms/acknowledgment component before making your attempt. This will grant an additional 60 days to take the exam.

  • Learn the latest and greatest negotiation strategies so that even the savviest sellers will give you the best deals possible.

    Most savvy sellers go through negotiation training yearly. Unless you’ve been just as diligent at improving your procurement negotiation skills, your chances of getting the best deals from your suppliers are slim. Unfortunately, many procurement professionals feel that their past negotiation experience will serve them well today. However, sellers have figured out how to thwart yesterday’s procurement negotiation tactics. And much has changed. But you can quickly get the modern procurement negotiation strategies and skills you need to get the best deals in today’s environment. Our highly personal and interactive online course Powerful Negotiation for Successful Buying will teach you the latest and greatest procurement negotiation strategies so that even the savviest will give you the best deals possible. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Apply the 10 essential steps of preparing for a negotiation
    • Apply seven strategies on which to base a negotiation
    • Prevent the disasters common to team negotiations
    • Understand the unique things to consider in international negotiations
    • Understand when negotiating by email is smart and when it is the most foolish thing a procurement professional can do
    • Understand how to persuade a sole source supplier
    • Apply the negotiation secret suppliers don’t want you to know
    • Apply the persuasive concept that great marketers and salespeople use, but procurement professionals don’t use often enough
    • Apply the one negotiation technique that is difficult for even the best sales negotiators to overcome
    • Understand exactly what to say in 18 common negotiation situations
    • Identify four common supplier tactics and how to neutralize them
    • Identify seven mistakes most procurement professionals don’t realize that they make and how to avoid them
    • Understand how to close a negotiation with big results using respectful pressure
    • Apply six ways to continually improve your negotiating abilities

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 8 hours of CE credit.