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The American Certified Procurement Manager (ACPM)® - for Managers and Experienced Professionals

Why is it different?

The American Certified Procurement Manager (ACPM®) assesses knowledge and skills of a procurement manager. ACPM® examines project contracts and procurement processes and explores the stages of contracting and procurement in the project environment. The certification certifies your skills and techniques to develop a procurement plan, contract statement of work, contract evaluation criteria, request for proposals, and the processes of contract administration and closure.

Why go for ACPM® Certification?

ACPM® certification helps managers or experienced specialists in operational management in procurement in organizations acquire managerial skills of a procurement specialist.

The ACPM® certification exam assumes that you have a close working relationship with the procurement process.

About the exam

The ACSCM® examination test members in major instructional areas in an advanced Procurement Management skills which include

Major Instructional Areas

  1. Procurement management
  • Planning of purchases and acquisitions
  • Bidding processes
  • Procurement decision analysis
  1. Plan contracting
  • Contract statement of work
  • Standard forms and templates
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Procurement management plan
  1. Contract administration and change control
  • Contract management plan
  • Communication and relationships
  • Ethics
  • Change management
  1. Contract closure
  2. Logistics

The ACPM® examination explores the methods used by organizations to acquire the raw materials, components, supplies, equipment, facilities, and services needed to operate. Other topic areas include strategic procurement, procurement process, competitive bidding and negotiation, procurement, and supply management organization, make or buy, price and cost analysis, quality and inventory, supplier selection, supplier development and certification, services procurement.

What Skills Will You Learn?


Comprehend comprehensive guide showing how procurement data can be extracted, refined and analyzed for insights and more business value.


Comprehend types of contracts in procurement. Understand techniques, structured methods and means an organization uses to get what it needs at a good price and on schedule, while still building strong relationships with suppliers and vendors


Comprehend the process of sourcing inventory needed to meet demand like optimizing for fast fulfillment and shipping


Comprehend Bidding and Negotiation in the purchasing process and their complexities -


Comprehend the process of monitoring and maintaining the inventory that organizations procure for the business. The task of inventory management is one of the facets of procurement management that brings the entire process in the supply chain full circle


Comprehend risk identifications, risk analysis, risk ranking, risk mitigation and risk monitoring in procurement management.

Who would benefit from ITF+?

  • Students considering a career in IT.
  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.
  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.

Why would you benefit from ITF+?

IT jobs are expected to grow much faster than average (11%), adding 531,200 new jobs over the 10-year period 2019-29. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Nearly three-quarters of employers worldwide rate technology as a primary factor in reaching business objectives (72%). (Source: CompTIA International Trends in Technology and Workforce) All workers need fundamental IT skills to use these technologies.

Exam Codes

Exam (ACPP®) - AC-US01

Launch Date

January 2, 2020

Exam Details

The ACPP® examination focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of procurement management plan, formal process of obtaining goods and services, E-Procurement Process, Strategic Sourcing, Technology tools for Procurement and ethics and social responsibility in procurement management

Number of Questions

Maximum of 100 questions per exam

Type of Questions

Multiple choice

Length of Test

120 Minutes

Passing Score

600 (on a scale of 1000)

Recommended Experience

No prior experience necessary





Testing Provider 

Affiliate Partners Testing Centers
Online Testing


$399.99 USD 

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