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The Procurement School: Earn digital badges for completing courses

Yes, a Credly badge will be shared. Learners have the option of sharing this on social media. You can (a) easily manage, share and verify your learning achievements, (b) secure verification adds credibility to your achievement, (c) labor market insights connect your skills with active job opportunities, (d) Access promotional offers and learning pathways available only[…]

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Tell me more about Credly.

How can I get a Credly badge?

Credly badges are offered to new learners starting October 20, 2021 and is included in the cost of the course. We will offer complimentary badges (and bear the additional cost) to learners who have taken relevant courses starting Jan 1, 2019. If a learner who predates Jan 1, 2019[…]

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Procurement School: Buy Now Pay Later or Installments

Yes, we offer ‘Buy Now Pay later’ or payments in instalments to our individual learners via Affirm. Here is the breakdown of the payment period:

3, 6, 12 months –> $300.00 to $1,499.99
6, 12, 24 months –> $1,500.00 to $2,999.99
12, 24, 36 months –> $3,000.00 to $15,000.00

Eligibility will be determined by Affirm when[…]

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Do PSPP courses count towards procurement designations?

The PSPP counts as 100 Education Hours for the CPPB and CPPO designations offered through the UPPCC. Please check with the UPPCC for confirmation, as requirements may change. In addition, PSPP courses can be applied to education hours required under professional development credits for many other designations and certifications, such as the SCMP and PMP. Please[…]

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Is there an annual fee after completing PSPP course?


Do you have weekend classes?


Reschedule your PSPP course at The Procurement School

You can move to the next delivery date if there are seats available, up to 14-days prior to your original delivery date.

Refund policy for PSPP 101 course at The Procurement School

Refunds before commencing PSPP 101 are subject to a fee of $50. No refunds are available after the online course has been started.

What is your policy if I wish to cancel my PSPP course?

No refund after 14 days of purchase assuming the course has not started.

Can the PSPP be taken by those outside Canada?

Yes, we have had a number of international participants complete the PSPP.  Although rooted in Canadian law and practice, the focus is on fair, open and transparent procurement. The principles and practical strategies are relevant for many other jurisdictions.

What are the office contact hours?

8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F PST

Are registration spaces for PSPP 201-301 limited?

Yes, We keep spaces limited so you have more time to interact with your instructor and other participants during your weekly interactive online sessions. Keeping spaces limited also allows our instructors to give you more attention, and make sure you’re achieving your learning objectives.

View registration schedule

What is the passing grade for the PSPP Certificate?

PSPP 101201202 and 203 all have pre and post course online multiple-choice assessments designed to measure learning. You must receive a score of 75% on your post course assessments.

To receive a passing grade on any 200 level course, you must[…]

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What prerequisites do I need to register?

PSPP 301 is the only course that requires you to have completed PSPP 101, 201, 202 and 203.

Although there are no prerequisites for PSPP 201, 202 or 203, we highly recommend that you complete or successfully challenge PSPP 101: Procurement Essentials because it:

lays a solid foundation for successful completion of the remainder[…]

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Is the PSPP available for in-house classroom delivery?

No, we provide training online through our instructors in a hybrid format. This saves time and cost for participants and the actual delivery quality is same.

How much time per week should I spend on each course?

PSPP 101 is 100% online and takes around 6-8 hours to complete. You will have access for up to six months.

PSPP 201PSPP 202, & PSPP 203 each require roughly 18 hours of your time over 4 weeks and include one live online seminar per[…]

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How quickly can I obtain my PSPP Certificate?

You can complete the full Public Sector Procurement Program in approximately 6-7 months.

View PSPP registration schedule.

Do I have to take the courses in order?

No; however, to register for PSPP 301, you must have successfully completed PSPP 101-203.

View the registration schedule to see all upcoming courses.

Do I need to purchase Kindle eBook to access any eBooks? 

No. Learners do not need to purchase Kindle. Kindle can be downloaded as an app from AppleStore or GooglePlay on a desktop, tablet, mobile device free of cost.

Do you share PDF for eBooks?

No. Sharing PDF could lead to inadvertent unauthorized distribution in case of theft or mishandling which could lead to liability issues, copyright issues, and no payment to the author of the book. With eBooks, these issues are discarded. Hence, this is the preferred method and a best practice of using eBooks in the eLearning industry.