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The American Certified Professional in Procurement Management (ACPP)®

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The American Certified Professional in Procurement Management (ACPP®)

The American Certified Professional in Procurement Management (ACPP®) certification shows future employers that you have the practical knowledge, insights, and professional expertise to meet increasingly heightened. Procurement management processes and ethics demands. ACPP® certification is a pre-requisite for ACPM® which is the standard certification for Managers in Procurement.

Why go for Professional certification?

ACPP® certification helps professionals acquire basic knowledge and skills of a procurement specialist. The ACPP® certification exam assumes that you have a close working relationship with the procurement process. It is assumed that the examination assesses your understanding of a formal process of obtaining goods and services Procurement Management Plan, Procurement Statement of Work (SOW), procurement documents, change requests, additional procurement documentation and lessons learned are the outputs of a Procurement Management Process.

About the Exam

The examination provides an overview of procurement fundamentals, basic definitions and discover why procurement is important to the firm, sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, negotiations, evaluation metrics, difference between “Directs and Indirects”, “basic” flow of procurement processesand more. You’ll be better equipped to:

  • Develop a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Establish effective procurement policies
  • Effectively score supplier capabilities and select optimal suppliers

This exam includes basic information on procurement, Importance of the procurement organization and its’ role in the organization, cost vs. value, processes such as the use of RFQ, RFP, RFX, Differences between direct and indirect procurement, e-Procurement, and involving users and suppliers.