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Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) Credential


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

Apply by February 29, 2016, for the April 2016 testing offered at the 2016 Conference.

Apply by April 29, 2016, for the June 2016 testing.

Apply by August 31, 2016, for the October 2016 testing.


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

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
for the Exam

How to Prepare
for the Exam

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 29, 2016
for the April 2016 test offered at the 2016 Annual Conference.

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