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Purchasing Agents

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

There are no specific licenses or certification requirements imposed by law for purchasing agents. There are, however, several professional organizations to which many purchasing agents belong, including the Institute for Supply Management, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and the American Purchasing Society. These organizations offer certification to applicants who meetĀ educational and other requirements and who pass the necessary examinations.

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