Get a Leg Up On the Competition and Increase Your Marketability and Value to Your Procurement Career…

Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS)™ Training Course

World's Premier International Procurement Training Provider

Course At a Glance:


  • Online Distance Learning (Self-Paced)
  • Hybrid (Online Lessons + Virtual Instructor Q&A)
  • Live & In-Person Instructor


  • Self-Paced Video Lessons (approx. 5 hrs)
  • Optional online certification exam
  • Digital badge of completion
  • Digital certificate of completion


  • Self-Paced Video Lessons *Hybrid only 
  • Optional online certification exam
  • Digital badge of completion
  • Digital certificate of completion
  • Expert Instructor Q&A & Coaching

When you finish this training for international Procurement professionals, you’ll have a proven blueprint for

How to Reduce Costs AND Add Value In Your Business Through Improved Procurement Processes

…No matter what industry you’re in

Certified Procurement & Purchasing Professional Specialist (CPPS)

Do you face these Procurement problems?

  • You perform procurement & purchasing job functions but don’t have any formal training in Procurement (basically learning on the job)?
  • You don’t have a “system” or proper “checklist” for evaluating potential suppliers?
  • You’re worried about trying to reduce costs yet damaging quality of product/service at the same time?
  • Why selecting the lowest-cost supplier ends up costing you MORE…
  • How do you manage your suppliers and know how they’re doing compared to other suppliers?
  • How do you manage supplier contracts so it’s clear what the supplier should be providing you?

These are just some of the problems you face on a daily basis…

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Glad I attended...The course was presented professionally and is internationally recognised as a good course.
Contract Manager-Procurement, Overseas AST Co, UAE
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Procurement pro's learning the latest in Hong Kong

Procurement Isn’t Just About Spending Money…

Savvy Procurement professionals understand that Procurement involves so much more than Googling for potential suppliers, asking them for a quotation and then selecting the lowest-priced quotation presented.

First, you have to have a Procurement Strategy.

Doing things like asking for quotations, negotiating terms and price with suppliers are just tactics. Without a proper Procurement Strategy, doing these things is meaningless.

Having a good Procurement Strategy gives you the reason WHY you are doing these things (tactics).

And the beautiful thing is you don’t have to start from zero, you see there’s a formula (or framework if you like) that you can follow to setup your own Procurement Strategy and system for your business without having to re-create everything from nothing.

You just need to have access to this formula and framework…

…and that’s exactly what you get with the Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS)™ training.

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Newly minted Procurement specialists in Singapore

Imagine This…

You have a clear formula to follow when it comes to finding, evaluating and selecting suppliers.

You regularly have access to what is the latest strategies and tactics working in Procurement.

You perform your Procurement job function with absolute confidence knowing your skills and knowledge are backed by proven concepts and formula’s.

Now, your daily job looks like this:

  • You have a systematic process for working and performing the Procurement function in your company. With this training you’ll gain confidence in your job.
  • You now know how to coordinate multiple supply chains operating in parallel
  • You have a system/framework to effectively evaluate tenders & bids
  • You have access to the latest Procurement best practices and processes
  • Supplier selection & Management: How to reach optimum balance between costs and quality
  • How to ensure your suppliers don’t let you down and how to manage your supplier risks
  • How to find the right suppliers that specialise in your industry
  • You are able to increase your marketability and value by adding the CPPS™ designation so you can show current and potential employers how serious you are about the Procurement profession
  • If you’re working or performing Procurement and Purchasing functions but have no formal training, the CPPS™ gives you the necessary skills to feel confident in performing your job
  • You now know how to manage contracts from beginning to end while minimizing problems
  • How to juggle the problem of saving costs without sacrificing quality
  • Online distance learning available for those prefer to study at your own pace, enjoy learning independently
  • Enhance your existing degree with the CPPS Because specialization is what creates value. Who makes more? The General Medical Practitioner (GP) or the Brain Surgeon specialist? Become a CPPS™ specialist today.

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Why Ethan Hathaway?

There are LOTS of training providers in the market, so why choose Ethan Hathaway?

Ethan Hathaway has established itself as a reputable training partner for over a decade to top companies all over the world.

Our philosophy is to make YOU as valuable as can be both in your career and your employer.

Ethan Hathaway is also a British Accreditation Council (BAC) accredited international Centre.

To become BAC accredited, we undergo a rigorous inspection and assessment to show our devotion and commitment to ensuring we provide YOU with a quality training result.

Not many other training providers can say they have gone through this process or commitment.

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British Accreditation CouncilEthan Hathaway is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as an International Centre.

Why Should You Get Certified?

If you’re an individual…

…this certification gives you a leg up on the competition.

Unlike any other Manager, you’ll have a certificate AND badge to prove your Procurement expertise from a source that is trusted by global businesses – which is what REALLY counts.

More importantly, it will make you a better Procurement Professional.

So, if you want to:

  • Move up the ladder in your career (or start/change careers)
  • Have something tangible to show your dedication in your own self-development
  • Add new skills to your toolset to leave your competition behind and step up the ladder in pay grade…

…this course and certification is for you.

If you’re a Chief Procurement Officer, Managing Director or CEO…

…there’s a chance you don’t need to get certified, but…

…your team should get certified.

Why certify your team? Here’s a few good reasons:

  • Improve your reputation as an employer for being a great place to work because you invest in your staff development
  • Have peace of mind your Procurement team have a standardised level of skills and competency.

If you’re taking the course for yourself, there’s no obligation to get certified, you can also just take the course itself.

Either way, this training gives you value for a crucial part of your business.

NOTE: Certification is optional. You may take the course without doing the certification exam (however, you will not receive the Certification benefits).

The non-certified certificate completion will show that you completed the "Procurement & Purchasing Management" training course.

Procurement & Purchasing Course Agenda Highlights

  • The Building Blocks for Effective Procurement
  • How to Benchmark and Baseline Your Procurement Function
  • How to Assess Your Supply Market
  • How to Craft Effective Bids and Tenders
  • How to Choose the Most Ideal Supplier for Your Company (Supplier Selection)
  • How to Move Forward with a Selected Supplier
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) – How to Manage Your On-Going Supplier Relationships
  • OPTIONAL: Certification ExamYou must pass the certification exam (achieving 80% or higher on the exam) in order to receive the additional Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS)™ designation & certificate.

    You will still receive a certificate of completion (Procurement & Purchasing Management Course) for the course whether you complete the exam or not.

***Download the course information booklet for the FULL details of what’s covered.***

Looking for an Advanced Procurement training? Check out the Certified Master Procurement & Purchasing Specialist CMPPS (formerly Certified Chief Procurement Officer-CCPO) training.

Who should enroll in the Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS) training course?

Innovative Procurement professionals who aren’t afraid to go against the status quo are the perfect candidates to take the CPPS training.

  • Purchasers
  • Buyers
  • Procurement staff
  • Supplier Managers
  • Supply Chain Consultants
  • Buyers / Senior Buyers
  • Operations Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Owners / Managing Directors
  • Any professional performing Procurement & Purchasing functions without any prior formal Procurement training or knowledge

Looking for an Procurement training for senior managers and Heads of Procurement? Check out the Certified Master Procurement & Purchasing Specialist CMPPS (formerly CCPO) training.

Here’s what past clients say about the CPPS course:

“Great knowledge, very good exercise…” – L.H.K., ATG Europe

“Very good course and it will retain that to my job.” – A.M.I., Thiqah Business Services

“Great engagement…a lot of practical examples…managed to get message across to people from different industries & levels…” – C.A., IKEA Centers

“Excellent material, professional way of presenting and covered really well.”A.O., Dubai Supply Authority

“Overall, above expectation…It was a really nice course with a trainer who has such a big knowledge (sic) and experience in the field.” – M.E., Tanap Dogalgaz Iletim

“Very experienced, came with a lot of suggestions and practical examples to take back to the workplace! Experienced speaker, case studies helpes to relate to real life situations and scenarios.” – A.J., Natixis

Here’s what past clients say about our Procurement courses:

“Glad I attended…The course was presented professionally and is internationally recognised as a good course.” – I.F., Contract Manager-Procurement, Overseas AST Co, UAE

“Michael is a pro, he makes us realize the value of procurement…The course is excellent.” – B.M., Senior Procurement Engineer, Al Habtoor Leighton Group, UAE

“Frankly, it’s an awesome training course it was the most useful course I have. The case study and demonstrations of the topic is directly issued by the simplest way, thanks all.

Frankly, follow up from customer service is awesome even before registered to the course you only have to think and ask and they immediately answer.” – A.S.A.M., Procurement & Tenders Manager Assistant, PGNiG, Egypt

“Well presented by the speaker & interactive too.” – J.J., Al-Safi Dairy Co, Saudi Arabia

“What I liked most about this training course was the tender process – supplier evaluation.” – F.R., HSBC, Qatar

“It was talking about the science behind my daily procurement – which gave me insight on how to develop myself & processes from a different mindset/angle. It covered 100%+ of my expectations.” – A.R., Procurement & Logistics Engineer, Tecom Investments, UAE

“Why did I choose to attend this course? It was recommended by a colleague and senior management. Internet research proved Ethan Hathaway is a very good institute.” – T.R., Supply Chain Manager, Award Technology, UAE

“I liked this course because it covered everything from tender process, procurement and project management which is new for me.” – A.S., Technical Buyer, Oman Oil, Oman

“Extensive information provided on procurement related matters.” – P.T., Afton Chemical

“At beginning I thought it is worth coming and get myself a certificate…but after attending I am fully satisfied with knowledge and guidance provided.” – L.W., Aker Solutions

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Why the CPPS™ designation?

There are lots of Procurement-related designations on the market, so why get CPPS™ qualified?

  • Some Procurement designations are known to use trainers and instructors who don’t even have ANY Procurement experience whatsoever! Ethan Hathaway trainers & instructors are vetted to ensure they have actually worked in the Procurement field.
  • Other designations only require to take a one-off course and test and you are “certified” forever without any on-going professional development requirements.

    While that seems great on the surface, we believe in taking the Procurement profession more seriously. We believe in a requirement to continuously keep up-to-date and adding skills to your development in order to be taken seriously as a professional. It’s why we provide all of this as part of your on-going Membership.
  • We’re not the cheapest Procurement certified training provider but we’re not the most expensive either. Let me ask you this question:

    “Would you rather be seen as having the lowest cost designation/certification in the industry? Or would you rather invest just a little bit more to be seen as taking your profession more seriously?”

    Do you think that bump in your career and income would give you the better return?
  • Ethan Hathaway is the ONLY certified training provider who is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an International Centre. Most other providers don’t bother with the amount of hurdles and stringent requirements needed to become BAC accredited – we felt it was worth going through to give you peace of mind.

What You Get with the Live Course

Expert Instruction

You get full days of expert coaching and get answers to your specific questions valued at $24,000.00

Digital Reference Pack

Digital course notes, slide decks and resources for your future reference.
(value of $200.00)

Meet Your Peers

Meet other professionals from around the world in an intimate setting so you can make REAL connections unlike that of a large-scale event (value $$495.00)

Limited to 25 Seats Only

Most courses pack in as many people as possible (how many have you seen actually tell you the exact number seats are available?), but ours is strictly limited to a maximum of 25 people – so you get high-level & personalised attention

Private Discussion Group

You’ll be invited to join our private members-only professional group on LinkedIn (value $479.64)

Certificate of Completion

After completing the training, you receive a gold-embossed Ethan Hathaway certificate of completion to mark your achievement.

If you successfully complete the Certification Exam, you also receive:

Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS)

Digital CPPS™ Badge

This digital badge designates you as a Certified Procurement & Purchasing Specialist (CPPS)™, which you may use on business cards, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, website profiles, email signatures and more.

To continue using your badge, you must renew your membership certification each year.

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In addition to the Certificate of Completion for the course in general, if you successfully pass the Certification exam, you also receive a CPPS™ Certificate to mark your achievement.

Procurement Bulletin Membership Access

As part of your successful certification, you also receive a full year's access to the Procurement Bulletin Membership to help you keep up-to-date on the industry issues.

You receive free access as long as you renew your membership fee and CPPS™ status.

Members Only Discounts

In order to keep your status as a CPPS™ in good standing, you need to regularly take Continuing Professional Development courses.

You will be eligible for members only discounts for Ethan Hathaway events and courses to help keep up with your requirements.

Online / Distance Learning Course Available

This course is also available via online distance learning. ALL Certified and Non-Certified Delegates get the following:

Online Course Demo:

Video lessons

Approximately 5 hours of on-demand video lessons so you may watch at your own convenience.


Downloadable PDF notes & slide decks and resources for your future reference.

Unlimited Access

NEW: You have unlimited access to the core course lessons (*Mentor access is limited to approximately 60 days per session)

Anywhere Access

Access the course with any Internet-enabled device. No software or special requirements needed.

Scheduled Mentor Access

Our online distance learning course sessions include scheduled Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions where you can submit any questions specific to your situation or about anything in the course.

If you select the Mentor access option, your fees include one scheduled mentor access session (approx. 60-days).

Q&A sessions are recorded for you to view at your leisure.

It's the closest you can get to getting personalised coaching.

Certificate of Completion

After completing the training, you receive a digital & printable Ethan Hathaway certificate of completion to mark your achievement.

For Corporate Plans (multi-user access), please contact us at: [email protected]

FAST-ACTION BONUSES (Value of $397.00)

CPPS™ Certification Exam + First 12-months Charter Membership Fees Included

The CPPS™ certification exam plus your first 12-months chartered membership (if you achieve the 80% passing grade)  is included in your course fees as a FREE bonus (value of $397.00)

Total Value You Receive From This Course Is $26,061.17

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* Venue, dates, course fees, promotions, course content, course instructor are all subject to change

Online Self-Study Course


For individual use & learning only.

Take each course as modules to achieve the CPPS designation.

 USD 59/each

Take the courses as modules, complete them all + the exam to achieve the CPPS designation:

  • Course 1: Fundamentals of Procurement - USD 59 - >>>Enroll here
  • Course 2: Contract Management - USD 59 - >>>Enroll here
  • Course 3: Advanced Procurement Techniques - USD59 - >>>Enroll here
  • Course 4: Managing the Supply Market - USD 59 - >>>Enroll here
  • CPPS Certification Exam (2 attempts) + 12 months charter membership (*pending result of 80% or higher on exam) - USD 397 - >>>Enroll here

Each Course Includes:

  • On-Demand 24/7 All Access
  • Downloadable resources
  • On-demand video lessons
  • One user access
  • Digital certificate of completion

Individual Full-Course

For individual use & learning only (*includes certification exam + first 12 months charter membership - value of $397)

 USD 499

  • On-Demand 24/7 All Access
  • Downloadable resources
  • Approx. 5hrs On-demand video lessons
  • One user access
  • Digital certificate of completion
  • Certificate exam (2 attempts)

If you successfully pass the certification exam (achieve 80% or higher):

  • 1st Year's CPPS Charter Membership
  • Procurement Bulletin Online Library Access
  • Digital CPPS badge to share on social profiles
  • Digital certificate of qualification


For multi-team member access

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  • On-Demand 24/7 All Access
  • Downloadable resources
  • On-demand video lessons
  • Multi-user access
  • Digital certificate of completion
  • Certificate exam (2 attempts)

If you successfully pass the certification exam (achieve 80% or higher):

  • 1st Year's CPPS Charter Membership
  • Procurement Bulletin Online Library Access
  • Digital CPPS badge to share on social profiles
  • Digital certificate of qualification

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have unlimited access to the course?

A: Yes! You now have unlimited access to the core course lessons and may complete the course at your own pace at any time.

***Note, however, if you have selected the Mentor/Instructor Access option, then that is only within the scheduled 90-day period (but you will have continued access to the course content, just not the Mentor Q&A unless you purchase another Mentor-Access session.

Q: How many attempts do I get for the exam?

A: Your fee includes 2 attempts at the exam. The highest score will be your final result.

Q: Is there a time limit for the exam?

A: Yes, the exam must be completed within 90 minutes of starting the exam.

Q: What is the required grade to pass the exam?

A: You must achieve a grade score of 80% or higher to become certified.

Q: How difficult is the exam?

A: The exam is in multiple-choice format and is meant to verify you have learned and understood the objectives of the course.

We have made the exam challenging in order to ensure a high degree of standard for certification.

Q: Do I have to take the exam?

A: No, the Certification exam is optional and you may take the course without taking the certification exam.

Please note, by not taking the certification exam, you are not eligible for a badge, membership, nor the relevant designation.

Q: What are the system requirements?

  • A PC or a MAC computer (Compatible with an Windows or Mac O/S computer)
  • Works on iPad and iPhone
  • Web Browser Software such as the latest Firefox or Internet Explorer or Safari or Chrome
  • Intenet connection (It is highly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection such as broadband/DSL)
  • Computer Speakers or headphones (for courses that include audio and video)

Q: How do I take the exam?

A: The certification exam is delivered online.

Q: Am I guaranteed employment if I become Certified?

A: No. There is no certification, qualification or training course that can guarantee employment.

While we hope this certification can help you get a leg up on competition, it is no guarantee of future employment.

Q: Am I guaranteed to pass the exam?

A: No. There is no guarantee you will pass the exam.

The certification exam is an unbiased exam meant to objectively evaluate a potential delegate's learning.

Q: Can I get a refund for the online course?

A: No, we do not issue refunds on online courses nor the certification exams.

If we find you have a valid reason to ask for credit, we are happy to offer you credit towards future products/services at our discretion.

Q: Are scholarships available?

A: Currently we do not offer any scholarships. 

Under certain circumstances, we may offer a payment plan for eligible individuals.

Q: Is this Certification internationally recognized?

A: Recognition is a subjective-thing. However, Ethan Hathaway is a globally recognized training provider to multinational companies and government agencies.

We also work with industry experts and professionals on our Board of Advisors to ensure the courses are relevant for the current market.

And finally, we are a British Accreditation Council (BAC) accredited international training centre.

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