CPOS Certification [Certified Procurement Operations Specialist] Package

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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 Program 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.

  • Contains 77 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

    Our highly interactive, online courses include step-by-step instructions, interactive activities, quizzes, downloadable templates and worksheets, and more! PDF downloads of all course material is also included. 

    Throughout the duration of your access to the program, you will also have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. In addition, you'll receive instructor access with prompt responses through our program-spcific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.


    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have one year from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 48 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 48 hours of CE credit.

    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 (CPO-BOK) and covers essential procurement skills.

    Translated Courses

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

    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 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 to log into the exam. 

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

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    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 activation to complete the exam.