Certification

The procurement officer can ultimately enable their organization to obtain the greatest value for the money that is spent. A procurement officer has many tools to learn and master, but few are as important as the solicitation process. On average, solicitations account for 80% of an organization’s external spend, which makes this core competency so important to master.

CPE has developed the first and only certifications that are focused entirely on solicitation and procurement procedures. CPE offers two distinct certifications:

Certified Solicitation Professional™ (CPE™)

The Certified Solicitation Professional™ (CPE™) credential is designated for procurement and supply-chain professionals seeking to certify their understanding and knowledge of RFP/RFx solicitations and practices. A CPE™ credential verifies critical solicitation skillsets and increases credibility with internal clients and external vendors. This credential program complies with RFP Certification and Training requirements of many Public agencies. Click here to learn more.

Best Value Professional™ (BVP™)

The Best Value Professional™ (BVP™) designation is the premier credential for professionals that have mastered the most advanced solicitation techniques. The BVP™ is a follow-up to the popular CPE™ credential and focuses on an individual’s ability to integrate best-value procurement techniques to procure and deliver the greatest value to their organization. The BVP™ credentialing process requires training, examination, and evidence of understanding through actual implementation assessments. This thorough evaluation process ensures both conceptual understanding and real-world application. Click here to learn more.