Re-imagine credentialing as a way of receiving public recognition for the accomplishment of knowledge, skills and competencies earned in the NIGP learning system. Learning and credentialing are intertwined – not separate. The purpose of learning is to enhance the performance of professionals in the workplace through acquired competencies. And the purpose of credentialing is to publicly recognize those professionals who have mastered those acquired competencies.
Recognizing that one size does not fit all, NIGP has building a credentialing system that provides three options for public recognition: certificates, specializations, and certifications. Each option is explained in a separate section within this FAQ.
The reality is that not all professionals are eligible for professional certification – yet they desire to be publicly recognized for their achievements at various stages of their career. The NIGP credentialing system offers choices … a range of certificates and specializations as well as a NIGP certification program expressly for certified procurement professionals: NIGP-CPP.
Flexibility, accessibility, and choice are the tenets of both the new learning system and the new credentialing system.