Certificate Program in Public Procurement

The Governance – Global Practice of the World Bank and the partner institutions of Charter for Public Procurement Studies (CPPS) proudly present the world’s first ever, Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP) offered free in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format.

CPPP provides the learners with an opportunity to enhance domain knowledge benefit from peer review submissions and get a certificate on successful completion of the course. The course, a blend of e-learning, self-study and social learning is offered completely online. CPPP will have eight units in three main modules of (i) Introduction to Procurement and Public procurement (including Management Concepts and Techniques); (ii) Public Procurement Operations; and (iii) Public Procurement and Good Governance.

Aims and Objectives of the Course
CPPP caters to procurement practitioners across the globe and the endeavor is to enable anyone interested in public procurement to get an overview of the field and to understand the rationale behind Public Procurement decisions.

Duration and Assessment Structure
A period of 13 weeks is provided to complete CPPP. Candidate will need to pass module-end assessments and the Certificate will be issued when a cumulative score of over 60% is achieved in all modules.

Who can benefit from the course?

  • Procurement Professionals for updating their domain knowledge
  • Non-procurement professionals who participate in or manage procurement function
  • Employees of private sector bidding in Public Procurement
  • Anyone interested in Public Procurement.


7 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Institution The World Bank
Provider Independent
Language English
Certificates Certificate Available
Calendar 13 weeks long
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7 reviews for Certificate Program in Public Procurement

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Sanjay Agarwal completed this course.
I congratulate Team Procurement Learning for this easy to understand course.

Furthermore, this course is well structured having suitable examples, activities, and exercises.

Therefore, I thoroughly enjoyed the duration of this course.
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12 months ago
Vlad Litvinov completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very interactive course packed with tons of useful practical information. The material mostly focuses on South Asia. The dynamic is high but manageable. Overall, it is a great course. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to get the procurement knowledge.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous dropped this course.
This course has given me Insight in to the Procurement Process for Projects and I really appreciate the Efforts of the Team for Excellent stuff.

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11 months ago
Olugbenga Adeniyi Adetoro partially completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course is relevant to the public procurement and provide insight into the procurement process and the compliances and the governance.
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2 years ago
Phan Vu Ngoc Lan is taking this course right now.
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