NIGP Professional Development Curriculum to Support Norwich University Degree and Certificate Programs

Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO

We envision our Norwich relationship as one way to help grow the marketplace of certified public procurement professionals

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and Norwich University announced today their partnership to provide government procurement practitioners an accelerated pathway to obtaining graduate and undergraduate degrees through Norwich University’s recognition of NIGP’s high quality continuing education programs.

For public procurement practitioners seeking professional certifications requiring a university degree as a pre-requisite qualification, non-degreed certification candidates can apply their NIGP coursework toward Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Management Studies beginning with the Summer 2018 term. Norwich will recognize up to 12 credit hours of NIGP coursework toward the undergraduate degree.

NIGP Chief Executive, Rick Grimm stated that, “By recognizing the NIGP curriculum in this way, Norwich University supports an accelerated pathway connecting the non-degreed procurement practitioner with the higher education qualifications necessary to qualify for certification examination. State and local governments increasingly require certification as a requirement for employment. Unfortunately, the demand for these professionals has outpaced the supply of qualified applicants. We envision our Norwich relationship as one way to help grow the marketplace of certified public procurement professionals.”

Norwich University Vice President and Dean William H. Clements, PhD, stated that “Norwich is proud to partner with NIGP which has developed high-quality, outcome-oriented, and richly-architected professional development programs. We maintain a long history of public service, a core commitment to experiential education, and a professional development culture, values we share with NIGP members.”

Norwich will also recognize up to six credit hours toward its Master of Public Administration degree beginning with the Spring 2018 term. Award of credit for NIGP coursework to support Bachelor’s- and Master’s-level degree and certificate programs will be assessed on an individual, case by case basis.

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