A designation distinguishes you as having demonstrated a strong grasp of learning or competencies in multiple functional areas (often referred to as macro learning). Because designations require extensive coursework, only an elite number of professionals will likely achieve a designation. By doing so, a designation is intended to identify and distinguish the culmination of an achievement.
A designation also enhances credibility of those professionals engaged in specific roles within public procurement. Additionally, a designation may be a suitable pathway for individuals who cannot earn a certification due to eligibility requirements.