The CPP and CPPM is the most relevant, contemporary and world class certification that students can avail of worldwide. This is the first time that the American Purchasing Society has joined hand with an internationally reputed training and educational consultancy like High Level Training Institute to introduce a comprehensive training programme followed by a prestigious certification. There are two levels of certification, one that paves the foundation for a flourishing career in purchase and the second that helps you to attain advanced knowledge and expertise.

The course content is practical and helps delegates to deliver measurable results and savings for the brand/enterprise they work for. The certification program is imperative for purchasing professionals who would like a rewarding career and want to pursue the highest recognition in the field of supply chain management. From reverse auctions and eProcurement to strategic sourcing to improving supplier performance and more, you’ll learn exactly how to deliver results for your employer. And when you make your employer more successful, your own career success is likely to follow!

Certification is crucial towards becoming a world‐ class purchasing professional. Today’s employers refuse to reward employees for yesterday’s skills.

They demand that purchasing professionals should use most modern skills and achieve unprecedented results. They want purchasing professionals to save more money, achieve better operational performance, and reduce risk.

The CPP and CPPM are impressive purchasing certifications that validate your stand as a successful professional. It is just what you need to bring the most modern purchasing practices into your organization and achieve your career potential.

Professionalism ‐ Certification indicates a high level of professionalism to both co-workers and customers, increasing one’s value in the market place.

Leadership ‐ Certification signifies an employee as dedicated to continuous improvement of himself/herself.

Recognition ‐ Only a small fraction of professionals ever achieve certification, indicating that they are a leading professional in the purchasing and supply chain profession.

Knowledge ‐ Certification will improve one’s understanding of the most current processes and trends in the purchasing and supply chain profession.

Ethical Behaviour ‐ Individuals who become certified must subscribe to a rigorous code of ethics appropriate to the purchasing profession.

Does Certification Impact Salary Levels?

Research data has shown that employers typically reward certified employees with salaries that are 40 to 50% higher than those who are not certified. A high correlation between certification and salary exists for virtually all professions and all industries sampled.

  • Purchasing and Procurement Professionals/Managers
  • Vendor Manager
  • Buyer/Senior Buyers
  • Souring Managers/Professionals
  • Supplier Managers
  • Supply Chain professionals/Managers
  • Logistics Professionals/Managers
  • Supply Chain Consultants
  • Operations Managers/Directors
  • Manufacturing Professionals/Managers
  • Production Professionals
  • Project Manager and Directors
  • Project Team Leaders
  • Executive Directors
  • General Managers

PLUS anyone who is responsible for or involved in, Purchasing, Procurement, Sourcing, Supplier Relationships, or anticipates being involved with Supplier Management/Purchasing/Procurement in the future.

The American Purchasing Society, is an organization of buyers, purchasing managers, executives, and others interested in the purchasing profession. We were founded in 1969 and have members from every state and more than 28 countries worldwide. Our objective is to provide professional procurement training and improve the business purchasing function through education and our certification program. We were the first organization to establish a certification program for professional buyers and purchasing managers and our Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)  and Certified Purchasing Professional Manager (CPPM) programs are unique because we not only measure the competence of the applicants through a written examination, but we conduct reference checks to evaluate the applicant’s business reputation. The American Purchasing Society’s professional procurement training objectives are achieved through training programs and our own educational publications of interest to business and the purchasing community.


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