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.

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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.

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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.