Specializations address the need for life-long learning by offering advanced knowledge and skill development within a specific procurement specialty. Since these are optional learning programs that target a very specific procurement function, the learning is laser-focused and concentrated.
Specializations are a value to seasoned professionals who are seeking specialized learning to either enhance their overall learning portfolio or prepare them for new roles within the public entity. Specializations are also a value to CPOs and public service managers who seek advanced level competencies to specific employee groups.
Like the other NIGP credentialing system offerings, specializations include a public recognition that validates advanced knowledge and competency and distinguishes the professional as having expertise in a specific procurement function.