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The Virginia Institute of Procurement (VIP) operates under the auspices of the Department of General Services, Division of Purchases and Supply and delivers procurement education to public procurement professionals. VIP’s Virginia Contracting Officer Certification Program currently offers professional certification at three levels:

• Virginia Contracting Associate Officer (VCA)

• Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO)

• Virginia Contracting Master Program (VCM)

Participation in the program is voluntary and open to employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia and employees of other public bodies who meet the eligibility criteria of the certification level they pursue.

VIP also offers Continuing Education classes that satisfy the recertification hours required every five years for the certification programs above.

VCA List 

VCO List

VCM List

 

 

            

 

Developing, supporting and promoting

the public procurement profession

through premier educational and research programs, professional support,

technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944.

 

        

 

The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing represents more than

1,000 procurement professionals working in public entities in the Commonwealth of Virginia

(state and local governments, educational institutions, special authorities, etc.).

VAGP is the largest procurement association in Virginia and is a chapter of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement.

 

 

 

          

 

 

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles establish the fundamental norms, rules, or ethics that represent

what is desirable (values) and affirmative for our profession and help us determine

the rightfulness or wrongfulness of our actions.

Principles are more explicit than values, and are meant to govern action.

 

   

 

 

About the UPPCC

 

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector.

 

To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe. 

 

UPPCC Announces the Newest Certified Public Procurement         Officer (CPPO) & Certified         Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Designees.                             

 

Herndon, VA - January 28, 2016 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that 102 individuals successfully completed the fall 2015 UPPCC certification examinations administered October 19-31, 2015. The coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials, recognized throughout the public procurement profession, demonstrate an individual's comprehensive knowledge of public procurement.  

Of these 102 newly certified individuals, a total of 66 earned the CPPB certification while 36 earned the CPPO certification. This newest class of professionals brings the total number certified for CPPB and CPPO to 10,056 and 2,638 respectively.  

Obtaining either UPPCC certification requires the candidate to demonstrate through an application process, that they meet specific requisites; including formal education, procurement related coursework/training and public procurement employment experience. A comprehensive written examination (specific to each certification) is required to confirm the candidate's mastery of a variety of public procurement concepts found in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. The next examinations are scheduled for May 2 - 14, 2016. UPPCC is currently accepting applications for the May testing window through the February 1 application deadline (late deadline February 16).  

To view a complete list of all newly certified individuals from the October 2015 exams, access the following links:  

New CPPOs & CPPBs -

by Name - Here  

New CPPOs & CPPBs -

by State/Province - Here       

 

 

 

 

Virginia Institute of Procurement   

   2017 Schedule of Classes
 

Virginia Contracting Associate Certification Program

3 Day Program / Certification Hours: 21

VCA Certification Cost: $400 / VCA Exam Cost: $50

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Schedule: December 6-7, 2017  Exam: December 8, 2017

Virginia Contracting Associate VCA Plus

2 Day Program / Certification Hours: 14

VCA Plus Cost: $250       

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

  

Schedule: TBD

Virginia Contracting OfficeCertification Program

7 Day Program / Certification Hours: 42

VCO Certification Cost: $1,000 / VCO Exam Cost: $100

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

  

Schedule:  1st Week  

Schedule:  2nd Week 

Exam: 

Virginia Contract Masters Certification Program

Day Program Certification Hours: 80

VCM Certification Cost: $2,500

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Schedule:  TBD

Contract Management Program

Certification Hours: 14

Cost: $ 250    

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

 

Schedule: TBD


VITA/DGS

Basic IT Procurement for Executive Branch Agencies

Certification Hours: 7

Cost: $ 125    

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Schedule:   TBD


APSPM Review

Certification Hours: 7

Cost: $ 125    

Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229 
Map & Directions

Schedule:  December 12, 2017  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

          

  2017 WEBINAR SCHEDULE    

General Webinar Information

  • 90 Minutes (60-70 minutes of content followed by a Q&A session)
  • 1 contact hour

Pricing 

  • Members Complimentary
  • Non-Members  $190 (Includes a one-year complimentary NIGP membership for eligible individuals) 

Webinar - Removing the Mystery of RFP Evaluations

Presented by: Ms. Stacy Lynn Adams, CPPB

THIS WEBINAR IS VoIP ONLY. (Audio broadcast from your computer speakers)

Date and time:  Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET   (Eastern Time)
 
Contact hours:  1 (Contact hour awarded based on use of First and Last Name at Log In) 

Overview

Conducting RFPs can be intimidating for many procurement professionals – but that does not have to be the case!  We will examine real-life examples of potential evaluation criteria and price scoring methodologies to discover what works best for varying situations.  Pick up tips on who to include on evaluation panels, as well as the keys to conducting successful, professional panel meetings.

Objectives

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

1. Apply new tips and techniques to establishing and scoring evaluation criteria/factors
2. Discover new clues to establishing evaluation panels and conducting successful panel meetings
(Example: Apply new tips and techniques to make a contract sustainable)

 


 

 2017 SEMINARS SCHEDULE 

Link to VAGP Scheduled Classes:

                                        

 

 

     

Other Available Courses Through NIGP 

   (1-3 Day Courses, Online Courses, Independent Learning, Onsite Training)

   Course Catalog

  Registration for CPPO and CPPB Online Prep Courses  

 

 

 


 

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