Foundation for California Community Colleges & NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement Announce Professional Development Partnership

NIGP is pleased to announce a professional development partnership between the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation), on behalf of the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Since 1944 NIGP has been developing, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational programs. By partnering with NIGP, the Foundation for California Community Colleges has access to several professional development options that are available at special pricing.

If you have any questions regarding the professional development opportunities, please contact Chanda Carpenter at

Option 1

Through centralized funding from the Foundation, CCC procurement professionals have free access to complete the PLANNING & ANALYSIS CERTIFICATE (8 cumulative hours) and SOURCING & CONTRACTING CERTIFICATE (12.5 cumulative hours) within a two-year period. These certificates are designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 years of experience. The courses are on-demand, which means they are self-paced and accessible 24/7. Upon successful completion of the courses, you will be awarded a digital badge to showcase your accomplishments.

To sign up for free access for these courses, please email and include your name, title, email address, and district. 

Option 2

Looking for additional learning opportunities? Receive a 20% discount on NIGP live virtual instructor-led courses presented by expert procurement practitioners. Access your calendar of professional development courses along with their descriptions at 

To take advantage of the 20% discount, email with your name, title, email and district to receive the discount code. 

If you are not a NIGP Member, you will need to set up an account on the NIGP website and the 20% discount will be applied to the Non-Member pricing upon registration. Please visit to register for your discounted course, you will prompted to login or set up an account upon registration.