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CPP, CPPM, CGPP, CPPC Certification Programs, Exam Prep Courses and, Other Seminars and Continuing Education Programs for Purchasing Professionals

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Founded in 1969 and headquartered at Aurora Illinois, the American Purchasing Society (APS), Inc. is an organization of buyers, purchasing managers, executives, and others interested in the purchasing profession. APS was the first organization to establish a nationally recognized certification for purchasing professionals.

With members from every state in the U.S. and 28 countries worldwide, APS objective is to help people learn about purchasing and improve the business purchasing function through education and our certification program. American Purchasing Society's educational objectives are achieved through training programs and its own educational publications of interest to business and the purchasing community.

The American Purchasing Society offers numerous online purchasing courses, available to be taken at your convenience. In addition to improving your purchasing knowledge, many of these courses also count as credit toward the CPP, CPPM, CGPP, CPPC certification programs.

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Certification & Training Programs

Certification Programs

  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP): The Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) program is for professionals who have demonstrated the skills to successfully implement improved purchasing and supply chain practices as part of a business solution in an organization.
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM): The Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) program should be obtained for anyone in a managerial position. As a prerequisite, this manager certification program requires that Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) Certification already be obtained.
  • Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP): The Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP) verifies training in green procurement and sustainability. The area of sustainability is growing quickly and many companies already have plans and policies/procedures in place. This trend will only continue to grow and will become more and more important in the future. The CPP is a requirement for this professional certification.
  • Certified Professional in Distribution and Warehousing (CPDW): The Certified Professional in Distribution and Warehousing (CPDW) program stresses the functions involved in distribution, inventory, logistics, and warehousing.
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC): The Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC) program is for Certified Purchasing Professionals (CPP) who either consults or teaches purchasing to people outside of their own employer. The CPP is required for this professional certification.

Certification Exam Prep Courses

  • Preparation for Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) Exam
  •  Preparation for Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) Exam
  • Preparation for Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP) Exam
  • Preparation for Certified Professional in Distribution and Warehousing & Exam

Other Seminars & Courses

  •  How to Buy Services (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • Purchasing For Manufacturing – (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • Distribution and Warehouse Management Course (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  •  Inventory for Distribution and Warehousing Course (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • Management Operations and Logistics Course (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • 76 Ways to Improve Purchasing Performance (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • About F.A.R. (CPP Points: 1 & CEUs: .25)
  •  Accounting, Finance, and Cost Management for Buyers and Managers (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: 1)
  •  The Science and the Art of Negotiation (CPP Points: 4 & CEUs: .5)
  •  The Art of Negotiation (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  •  The Science of Negotiation (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • Applied Cost and Price Analysis (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  •  Body Language (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  •  Business Ethics for Buyers and Sellers (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  •  Diversity for Purchasing and Business (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  •  Essential Law for Buyers and Sellers (CPP Points: 3 & CEUs: .25)
  • Forecasting for Buyers, Managers, and Business Executives (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25/2 CEHs)
  • Fundamentals of Business Buying and Purchasing Management (CPP Points: 3 & CEUs: .25)
  • Green Purchasing and Sustainability (CPP Points: 3 & CEUs: .5)
  • How To Be A Smart MRO Buyer (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • How to Buy Internationally (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • How to Get More Sales from Professional Purchasing Agents & Business Buyers (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • How to Plan Your Career and Prepare Your Resume (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • How to Save $Thousands Buying a Car (CPP Points: 1 & CEUs: 1)
  • Influencing Suppliers, Colleagues, and Management (CPP Points: 2  & CEUs: .25/2 CEHs)
  • Managing Inventory - Maintaining the Proper Level (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • Managing Quality - How to Get the Quality and Service You Want (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)
  • Math for Purchasing and Business (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25/2 CEHs)
  • Use of Terms & Conditions, Documenting the Purchase Agreement (CPP Points: 2 & CEUs: .25)

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