Professional Procurement Certificate Program (PRO-CERT)
The Professional Procurement Certificate Program (PRO-CERT) was designed to be a hands-on learning experience for working professionals that are looking to better understand how to run/execute Requests for Proposals (RFPs), who are looking for an in-depth understanding of the industry and professional recognition from world-class university, without the time commitment or financial limitations of a traditional degree program. The goals of this program are to enhance the procurement capability of professionals, improve confidence in their roles during the procurement processes, and to become more effective leaders during the purchasing and procurement process
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- PRO 100 – Procurement Foundations
- PRO 200 – RFP Excellence: Procedures & Execution
- PRO 300 – Advanced Tools & Leadership in Procurement – coming winter 2020
Benefits of Arizona State University’s Program:
- 100% online training
- Start anytime, receive a custom schedule
- Licensed by top professional associations, such as the Center for Procurement Excellence (CPE)
- Instructors consist of working industry professionals & sourcing educators
- Mentors are assigned to participants to guide them through their courses and answer questions
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The following online tools and materials will be provided to help participants throughout the program:
Each participant will receive a custom schedule with suggested completion dates for material and assignments/projects. This schedule is based on an average of previous participants’ experiences. A single Certificate varies in length, but is generally completed in 4-6 weeks (see the course catalog for more details).
All materials and reading are included within the course package, and will be provided electronically when possible. The participant is granted access to the course online – via an online platform where instructional videos can be found.
The certificate provides participants with structured projects that help develop a portfolio of working tools and experience with applying best practices to their organization. Each course contains assignments and projects that are specific to the material covered in that course. It is an expectation that the participant communicates with their organization’s executive team (if currently employed) on progress and shares assignments and lessons learned.
1-1 Guidance from Experts
Each participant will be assigned a mentor to guide them through their selected courses and regularly check in with them to ensure they are making progress. Mentorship is a flagship of the ASU program.
Topics (see catalog for full details):
- How to build an evaluation committee
- How to create an evaluation matrix
- RFP format and structure
- Building your procurement schedule
- Creating the scope of work
- Developing criteria and weights
- Other elements
Who this program is designed for:
These certificates were designed for working professionals that are looking to better understand how to run/execute Requests for Proposals (RFPs), who are looking for an in-depth understanding of the industry and professional recognition from a world-class university, without the time commitment or financial limitations of a traditional degree program.
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