NLPA Membership

Next Level Purchasing Association is the world’s largest procurement community, with over 197,416 purchasing professionals from across the globe. As a member, you’ll receive access to valuable educational material, member-only benefits, essential templates and tools, Express Courses, and more.


Certification Programs

This is the only place where you can obtain the globally recognized CPO Suite Credentials (formerly SPSM). Whether you are an individual, a business, or a school, our certification programs provide the powerful training you need. Set yourself apart and start a certification program today.


Individual Courses

Our Individual Courses give you the ability to learn about specific procurement processes. These courses make up our certification programs. Enroll in a course to meet a continuing education hour requirement, start working towards a certification credential, use it as a stand-alone lesson or a refresher on a topic.

What our clients say

This procurement course has exceeded my expectations. Every scenario or material delivered was based on all of my experiences in the procurement and contracting space over the past 20 years. The content was easily delivered in layman terms with 99.99% uptime system availability. Just excellent!

Juliann Rollock
Senior Sourcing Officer, Strategic Projects

I finished my CPOS Level 1 Procurement Certification in January of 2022. Right around that same time, the Purchasing Supervisor’s position became available. This certification completion could not have arrived at a more opportune time!

Kevin Kasal
Purchasing Supervisor
Water Gremlin Company

We have seen SPSM as a change management tool to support our people to go on the journey to world-class procurement.

Robert Semethy
Chief Procurement Officer, Erste Group