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The American Purchasing Society offers five different world renowned certification programs. These include the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager Training (CPPM), the Certified Professional in Distribution and Warehousing (CPDW), the Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP), and the Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC). The CPPM certification is a feather on the cap for anyone in a managerial position. The program can be applied to by only by those who have completed the CPP Training program. One can also opt to opt for both the courses simultaneously. This article discusses the benefits of getting CPPM certified.

Hiring advantage

Business management today has recognized the increasing complexity and heavy demands of the supply chain and purchasing operation. Companies look for the assurance that their supply chain and purchasing managers and buyers are dedicated, trained and reliable enough for their professions. For they know that it is only the professionals who can get the job done in a professional manner. The CPPM certification by the APS provides general management a high degree of confidence in the integrity and capability of the candidates who is being chosen for the job.

Knowledge and skills

The CPPM program imparts its candidates with adequate knowledge in topics including human resource management, procurement, quality management, systems and relationship management, and purchasing practices. It also helps delegates develop operational guidelines and performance standards which can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of purchasing. Further, candidates are taught to come up with and live by a code of ethical standards for purchasing operations.


Upon successfully getting CPPM certified candidates can use the CPPM designation after their name. Just like similar designations are used in fields like medicine, engineering, law, accounting, computer, etc, either the CPPM acronym or its full form can be used. You can use it in your email signature, stationery, letter pads, etc to get a professional appearance.

Higher salary

Certifications are known to impart candidates with a competitive edge over their uncertified counterparts. Certified professionals earn higher pays, reveal studies. The APS conducted a nationwide survey to find the salary benefits earned through the CPP certification. It was found that CPP certification helped candidates earn 23.4% higher salaries than their uncertified colleagues. If so, the CPPM candidates would definitely earn still higher wages.

Personal improvement

Upon the successful completion of the CPP program, one can experience an obvious improvement in terms of pride, confidence and satisfaction. There is also an improved performance in their work.

The above mentioned benefits of CPPM certification are definitely attractive. We therefore encourage all individuals involved in purchasing, materials management, and executive positions to take up the certification course.

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