The first designation is the Designated Public Procurement Associate and is currently available. This designation represents a stack of three certificates:
- Certificate in Strategy and Policy
- Certificate in Planning and Analysis
- Certificate in Sourcing and Contracting
The Designated Public Procurement Associate qualifies under Pathway D for the NIGP-CPP certification; translating into 24 fewer months of relevant work experience for candidates who do not have a two-year post-secondary diploma or an associate degree.