Certified Solicitation Professional™ (CPE™)
Accelerate Your Career Now! There are no minimum work requirements or college degree requirements to apply for the CPE™ Exam.
First time applicants are required to successfully complete a CPE™ Prep Course. The course can be taken in-person or online through certified third-party Universities.
The CPE™ certification program focuses on the standard of care in both public and private RFP/RFx procurement, including transparency, openness, fairness, ethics, general legal frameworks, conflicts of interest, and others.
The CPE™ Exam assesses and certifies competency in the following solicitation and procurement categories:
- Procurement Integrity
- Fundamentals of Solicitations
- Understanding the Competitive Sealed Proposal Process
- Developing the Scope of Work
- Administrative Procedures
- Evaluations Procedures
- Close Out Process and Debriefing
The CPE™ Exam is 100% online and can be taken at any time (upon successful completion of the CPE™ Prep Course). The Exam consists of 100 questions (multiple choice and short answers) and takes approximately 120 minutes to complete.
The cost of the CPE™ Prep Course varies depending on the provider
for CPE Members
Your CPE™ credential is valid for two years. By the end of each two year term, a CSP designee will need to accrue 15 approved continuing education credits to maintain their credential. Attendance to one Annual CPE Conference fulfills two years of continuing education credit.