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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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How does your salary match up? Find out in NLPA's Salaries in 2020: Ninth Annual Salary Report​. Start your path to earning more.

    How does your salary match up? Find out in NLPA's Salaries in 2020: Ninth Annual Salary Report. We gathered data from purchasing and supply management professionals from around the world to give you an in-depth analysis of industry growth year over year. Start your path to earning more. Gather the insight you need to get on the right career path in procurement and supply management.

  • Recorded On: 04/15/2021

    Learn advanced tactical actions to connect the Voice of the Customer all the way to Category Planning.

    Understand: 

    • how the voice of the customer (VOC) impacts Supply in product/service design, supply network decisions, supplier development, sourcing, supply execution and management
    • how the design of the product and/or service enables or hinders a high-performing Supply Management organization
    • how the crucial master data you need in Supply Management to successfully develop plans at the category level
    • best practices in creating plans by category that enable point-of-attack success in supply management

    Blake D. Mathies

    NLPA Master Instructor, CSCTA, SCOR-P, CSCP, CPIM, LSSGB, PMP

    Blake D. Mathies, CSCTA, SCOR-P, CSCP, CPIM, LSSGB, PMP. Blake brings 25 years in procurement, supply chain management, logistics, project management, training, coaching and consulting. Blake has personally managed an annual spend of $500 million during their career. Major spend categories with experience include Plastic and steel raw materials, Mechanical/electrical installation services, and aircraft engines.  Industries with extensive experience include manufacturing, large company government service and construction contracting, warehouse/logistics automation systems integration and brick and mortar retail. 

    Wayne Fisher

    Rockdale Innovation LLC

    Wayne Fisher is the founder Rockdale Innovation in 2012, after spending 27 years as an R&D manager at Procter & Gamble. Wayne holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has been granted 18 US patents. His firm specializes in training, facilitation, and application of New Product Development best practices. His team brings a diverse network of Innovation Guides that combine deep subject matter expertise with vast experience in creative problem-solving facilitation to guide teams through customized innovation workshops. Wayne led technical and commercial teams in the use of P&G's best practices at each phase of new product development. Has worked across all of P&G's major businesses and regions and with key Customer and Supplier teams.

    Dr. Lionel O. Wright

    Associate Interim Dean, DBA, CLA, DML

    College of Business for Athens State University

    Dr. Lionel O. Wright, DBA, CLA, DML is the Associate Interim Dean, College of Business for Athens State University. Dr. Wright holds a Doctorate in Global Supply Chain Management and a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  He is a Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML).  He served honorably in the United States Army for 26+ years as a career logistician in various leadership roles to include senior instructor/writer at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Warehouse Branch Chief and Inspector General.  

    Mike Jewell

    CPSM

    Green Circle Growers

    Mike Jewell, CPSM is a Supply Chain professional specializing in strategic global procurement and product development with an industry background rooted in industrial, automotive, and consumer appliances; most recently entering the horticultural industry.  Mike holds a BSBA specializing in Supply Chain Management from Bowling Green State University, a CPSM certification from ISM, and successful completion of various executive educational programs from both Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University.  He manages Category Strategy deployment for his company, Green Circle Growers.

    Ron Crabtree (Moderator)

    Executive / Organizational Transformation Coach CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, MLSSBB, SCOR-P, CSCTA

    Meta Ops

    Ron Crabtree has over 30 years’ experience in organizational & business innovation and transformation and along the way, more than 20 years in procurement and supply chain. Ron is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, having helped train and certify thousands of Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma belts and driving hundreds of $millions in value for clients. He is the author / co-author of 5 books on Operational Excellence.