Let NLPA give you a competitive advantage

NLPA is perfect for you, if:

  • You are a procurement professional at the top of your game.
  • You are interested in the supply chain management field and are trying to find ways to start your career.
  • You earned an entry-level position and are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and prove your worth.
  • You are eying a promotion and want to get the experience needed to qualify.
  • You want to be a part of the largest procurement community in the world.

With over 20 years of experience in procurement education, our tools and credentials will advance your career. The NLPA brand is recognized internationally, adding prestige to anyone who holds a CPO Suite Credential; and we have the statistics to prove it.

Based on our most recent Salary Report, procurement professionals with our certification credentials earned an average of $8,893 more per year than those who have not completed a certification program. Having one of our CPO Suite Credentials qualifies you for higher-level opportunities and strategic positions. You can use our certification credentials after your name on resumes and signatures. These credentials instantly signify your achievement and earn you respect from peers, management, internal customers, and suppliers.

With our new CPO Suite Credentials, you will stand out

We recently re-developed our SPSM certification program. We have updated all certification program levels and are re-releasing them as our CPO Suite Programs. CPO stands for Certified Procurement Operations. Our certification programs will make you a CPO Specialist, Professional, Manager, or Executive. Click here to read more about these changes.

Investing in your education will also provide benefits for your company
  • Procurement professionals with the SPSM Credential achieved an average of $498,00 more cost savings and avoidance per person per year than those who hadn’t completed a certification program.
  • A CPO Suite Credentialed professional has enhanced capabilities for handling the department’s most strategic work.

The Certified Procurement Operation – Body of Knowledge

The Certified Procurement Operations – Body of Knowledge or CPO-BOK contains all of the concepts, terms, and activities covered throughout the CPO Suite Programs. We created it with individuals, businesses, and schools in mind. It encompasses all of the critical information required to determine if an individual has the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed as a professional in the supply chain field. This CPO-BOK covers four levels of education that build off each other. The highest level is the CPOE or Certified Procurement Operations Expert. Achieving this certification credential means you completed all four of our certification programs.

Download our free Salary Report to see precisely how an education from NLPA can boost your career success.