Why the Chartered Procurement & Contract Management Professional Designation

As a Procurement & Contracts (PC) professional, you are a leader in your field. Employers, colleagues and clients turn to you for strategic advice, clear guidance, and leadership on all aspects of PC. Make the most of your PC knowledge and experience, and get started on the path towards the Chartered Professional in Procurement & Contracts (CPCP™) designation – the gold standard of SC professionals.

New York Professional Institute is the designated certifying body for Chartered Professional  in the United States for the nationally and Internationally  recognized Chartered Professional in Procurement & Contracts (CPCP™) designation.

The CPSP designation, pronounced C-P-S-C (each letter is said individually), represents a commitment to an International standard of excellence and sets a benchmark for the practice of effective Procurement & Contracts. It emphasizes the strategic role of CP management in business and plays an important role in securing CP’s position as an equal business partner at the senior management table.

The CPCP™ designation signifies that an individual has achieved and continues to actively demonstrate mastery of the CP body of knowledge. Through a national examination and assessment process, each CPCP designate must demonstrate the core competencies relevant to the CP profession. Certification is an essential tool for maintaining high performance standards. The designation assures employers, clients and other CP professionals that a CPCP has committed to abiding by a professional code of ethics, a breach of which will result in disciplinary action including the possible removal of the designation.

CPCPs are required to report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity every three years on a cumulative basis and a minimum of 20 hours each year. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) signifies continued mastery of the CPCP Competency Framework, which outlines 44 discipline specific professional competencies.

The CPCP designation can enhance your career opportunities and compensation potential. An increasing number of organizations require or prefer that successful candidates for CP positions hold, or are working towards obtaining, the CPCP designation. This is particularly true for senior CP positions.

The CPCP designation is recognized by all CPCP Member Associations and can be transferred between these same Member Associations.

Benefits of Chartered Supply Chain Professional

Proven Expertise

CP Professionals who pursue the CPCP™ must meet all requirements set out by their provincial CP associations, which aim to measure their competence and experience as CP professionals. By pursuing the CPCP designation, you will prove your ability to tackle all aspects of CP and demonstrate to employers and colleagues alike that you are a true CP expert.

Continual Learning

To maintain your designation, you will be challenged to continually update your knowledge and skills in CP. As a CPCP, you’ll gain expertise and leading edge knowledge to help you manage complex and dynamic CP issues and, ultimately, become a strategic advisor.

Demonstrated Commitment

CPCPs must undergo rigorous studies, comprehensive exam(s) and ongoing learning. They are, in short, committed to the advancement of the profession. By pursuing your CPCP™, you demonstrate your commitment to constantly update your CP skills and therefore highlight your long-term passion for the profession. You join the class of CP professionals that employers seek out.

Knowledge Network & Community

As a CPCP, you are part of an exclusive, global community of CP experts. Through special events, conferences, publications and websites, you can connect with other CP professionals across the globe. This powerful network proves invaluable as CP professionals look for solutions, ideas and the ability to connect with others in the field.

Ethical Grounding

CPCPs commit themselves to high standards of ethical behaviour. They are held to the NYPI USA, Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct that covers a range of important professional issues including confidentiality, conflict of interest, professional growth and more. You earn the confidence of your employer, colleagues and peers with the knowledge that you are committed to a Code of Ethics that demands the highest standards for the profession.

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Get your experience noticed and attested; With a Chartered Professional Accreditation you will become the go to authority in the field.