Kimberly Albritton was recently notified by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) that she has earned the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential.
Albritton, St. Lucie Public Schools coordinator for business services, was among 82 professionals who successfully completed the CPPB examination. Initially established in 1979 as the Professional Public Buyer (PPB) certificate program and expanded in 1991 to a full-scale certification, this prestigious certification is an outstanding honor for individuals employed in the public procurement profession and is an asset to their specific division of government. Chief Financial Officer Tim Bargeron lauds Albritton’s accomplishment saying, “Professional certification makes a powerful statement about the level of passion and commitment an individual has for providing outstanding service.”
To become CPPB certified, candidates must demonstrate through the application process, that they meet specific requisites established by the UPPCC; including formal education procurement-related coursework/training, and public procurement experience. A comprehensive written examination is required to confirm mastery of a variety of public procurement concepts. The CPPB certification recognizes only those professionals who have fulfilled these prescribed standards of competency.
To date, 10,283 procurement professionals have achieved this accomplished status. For a complete listing of CPPB certified individuals and for additional information and qualifications, please visit the UPPCC website, uppcc.org.