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Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) Credential


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The Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council (PCPCC) oversees the CPCP designation process.

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The exam is offered three times per year—in April, June, and October.


Apply by February 28, 2017, for the April 2017 testing at the Annual Conference.
Apply by April 28, 2017, for the June 2017 testing.

Apply by August 31, 2017, for the October 2017 testing.



Current PCPCC members are:

  • David Tyson, CPCP, C.P.M., Johns Hopkins University/APL
  • Jeanette Fletcher, CPCP, C.P.M.
  • John Stockinger, CPCP, American Express 
  • Judy Phillips, CPCP
  • Larry Coffey, CPCP, Linde North America, Inc.
  • Tiffany Lovelace, CPCP, CPBI, Regions Bank

 How to Apply
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How to Prepare
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How to Maintain the Credential and Recertify

If you're currently exploring—or interested in pursuing—the credential, start here: read the handbook (very important), review point-eligible endeavors and access the application forms.

Once approved to take the exam, begin preparing: schedule your exam appointment as soon as possible, review the exam content outline, obtain study tips and consider the reading references.   Once earned, the credential is valid for a three-year period. CPCPs should understand the requirements: how to denote CPCP status, the code of ethics, recertification methods and point-eligible endeavors.  


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Certified Purchasing Card Professional Credential 
The next application due date is February 28, 2017
to take the exam at the Annual Conference on April 10, 2017.

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NAPCP members, $159; non-members, $209