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NM Public Purchasing Classes

Public Sector Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs).

SPD has recognized successful completion of either NM EDGE public purchasing programs as reciprocal to earn their CPO designation.

NM EDGE classes are 3 hours, delivered face-to-face, and require a passing grade of 6 or better out of 10 on the post test for each class.

Our public purchasing programs are:

NM EDGE full certification as a NM Public Purchasing Professional, which requires completion of 25 classes, plus mini portfolio.

  • This full curriculum provides extensive information about NM Procurement and interaction with seasoned professionals
  • Your Certification Certificate = Chief Procurement Officer

NM EDGE Public Purchasing Foundation Classes & Culminating Test, which requires six classes & test.

  • This mini-curriculum provides the basics of New Mexico procurement and interaction with seasoned professionals
  • Successful completion of the 6 foundation classes is required to take the culminating test
  • Your test score (minimum 70% correct) determines if you receive a certificate of test completion. Certificate of test completion = Chief Procurement Officer
  • Successful completion of these 6 classes apply towards the full certification should you decide to continue

Foundation Classes + Test Schedule The next session will be offered February 7-10, 2017.

February Class enrollment is NOW OPEN!

Classes will be held February 7-10, 2017 at the CNM Workforce Training Center

Additional Purchasing Classes for Full Certification will be offered in January 2017. See January 2017 Honing Your NM EDGE Road Map to Certification for class offerings (Coming soon)!


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Want More Classes?

If you are interested in having classes offered in your area, please contact the NM EDGE Program Director, Mary DeLorenzo, at marydelo@nmsu.edu or at (505) 660 7816


Stay Tuned for additional dates and delivery schedules possibly in Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Las Cruces!