Essential resources at your fingertips

Growing in your career requires continuous improvement; it’s a non-negotiable. Luckily, NLPA makes it easy with our vast resources. Hear from industry experts on our blogs, deep dive into a topic with our white papers, or find the procurement tool you need to solve a problem. No matter what you are looking for, we have what you need.

SPSM vs CPO Suite

In our commitment to bringing you the most up-to-date, impactful, and engaging education possible, we have revamped our certification programs. They now contain all of the basics covered in our original program but include new information as well.

We are excited to present the Certified Procurement Operations Suite Programs, which consist of four levels that build off each other.

Salary Report

How does your purchasing salary compare to your peers? Since 2011 we have been collecting salary information about the procurement field. Let us share with you this exclusive knowledge to maximize your career potential.

Credential Verification Tool

NLPA maintains an up-to-date registry of individuals who have earned one of its credentials. You can search by name or email address to verify if someone’s certification credential is in “good standing.” The Certification Credential Registry will display results for both the SPSM and CPO Suite Credentials. Inclusion in the registry is voluntary, so not all credential holders may be listed.

Industry Events

At industry events NLPA is present to meet with our current and future customers to provide the information to help YOU reach your goals, whether you are an individual learner, business, or school.

Unfortunately, the impacts of COVID-19 have made it impossible for us to attend our regular events in 2020. We are looking forward to 2021 and hope to find safe ways to participate, as being a part of the procurement community is very important to us.

Regular Events
Keep an eye out for us at these upcoming events

  • ProcureCon – San Diego, CA

  • Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference – Phoenix, AZ

  • Next Gen Supply Chain Conference – Chicago, IL

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We have experts in the field discuss some of the most important procurement topics. Our blog offers news, insights, and opinions on current events impacting the procurement and supply chain industries.


Discover curated articles that can answer your questions and help you delve deeper into topics you want to learn more about. There’s a wealth of information waiting to be explored.

White paper

Our ever-expanding collection of white papers takes a deeper dive into topics like talent management, procurement team evaluation, and the future of supply chain management.

Templates and worksheets

Access to essential resources and templates for today’s procurement professionals is a necessity. There is no need to continue scouring the internet or spending valuable time creating these tools from scratch. We provide templates and worksheets that result in impactful solutions.

Case Study

Hear from procurement professionals worldwide on how they achieved success by applying our supply chain and procurement best practices.

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