NIGP Courses

Effective July 1, 2009:

NIGP will no longer accept purchase orders as a form of payment when purchasing a Webinar, Online Course, Online Assessment, or bookstore item by Print/Fax or Print/Mail. Payment forms will be limited to major credit cards and checks.

When registering for a Webinar by Print/Fax or Print/Mail, please include your credit card information on the registration form. If you prefer to pay by check, please complete the information on the registration form and attach your check made payable to NIGP.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We believe this new policy will be a time, labor and paper-saver for us all.



If you would like to use your scholarship or door prize for an NIGP course, please download and complete NIGP's hard copy Registration Form and send to NIGP (copying SCAGPO's Professional Development Chairperson).  The Certificate of Scholarship must be included with the registration forms. Please forward a copy of the registration package, invoice, etc. to



The following courses are being offered through SCAGPO and registration is open.  Please remember that registering early will assure you get the absolute best course fee.  There is a tiered registration fee and those that register at least 60 days prior to the class will receive a $25.00 discount off the normal class registration cost.

Registering early will also help us identify those classes that will have the minimum number of students in order to hold the class.  We must have eight (8) students registered 30 days prior to the class in order to hold the class. 



2017 Courses


Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Confirmed!


Introduction to Public Procurement Confirmed!


Contract Administration in the Public Sector Confirmed!

  • Start Date: 05/31/2017
  • Location: City of Columbia Parking Complex
  • Instructor: James Davis


Strategic Procurement Planning Register Now!


CPPB Prep Register Now!


Contracting for Public Sector Services Register Now!

  • Start Date: 09/13/2017
  • Location: Technical Education Board (Columbia, SC)
  • Instructor: Joyce Foster


**Currently Planning an Introduction to Procurement Course for Columbia, SC (November, 2017)




2016 Courses

CPPB Prep - Confirmed!
March 10, 2016
Jim Davis, CPPO
Charleston, SC - DNR

CPPO Prep  - Canceled
March 14, 2016
Jerome Moynihan

Introduction to Public Procurement - Confirmed!
April 11, 2016
Nadine Chasteen, CPPO, CPPB

Risk Management in Public Sector Contracts  - Confirmed!
March 14, 2016
Tony Ellis, CPPO
 Spartanburg - Tyger River Park

Sourcing in the Public Sector - Confirmed!
May 5, 2016
Jim Davis, CPPO
 Spartanburg - Tyger River Park

Introduction to Public Procurement - Confirmed!
May 8, 2016
Jim Davis, CPPO
Columbia - MMO

Strategic Procurement Planning- Canceled
August 3, 2016
Jim Davis, CPPO
 Clarendon County

Fundamentals of Leadership & Management - Confirmed!
August 25, 2016
Mary Sims, CPPO
Charleston, SC - DNR

 Legal Aspects of Public Procurement - Register Now! - Confirmed!
August 31, 2016
Tony Ellis, CPPO
 Spartanburg - Tyger River Park

 Advancing your Negotiation Skills - Register Now!
October 13, 2016
Tony Ellis, CPPO       SC Technical College System

Sourcing in the Public Sector - Register Now! - Confirmed!
October 19-21, 2016
Jim Davis, CPPO
 City of Columbia Municipal Building

Managing Your End Users & Suppliers- Register Now!
November 8, 2016
Roger Ball, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., APM
Myrtle Beach- PreForum Event

Introduction to Public Procurement - Register Now!
February 1-3, 2017
Joe Tommie
 SC Materials Management Office

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement- Register Now!
February 22-24, 2016
Jim Davis
 City of Columbia Municipal Building


2015 Courses

Contracting for Construction Services
May 25, 2015
Columbia, SC
Tony R. Ellis
Hotels and Restaurants

Strategic Procurement Planning
August 3, 2015
Manning, SC
James H. Davis
Hotels and Restaurants

 CPPB Prep
September 17, 2015
Spartanburg, SC
James H. Davis
Hotels and Restaurants

Introduction to Public Procurement
September 21, 2015
Greenville, SC
William (Joe) Tommie
Hotels and Restaurants

Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
October 7, 2015
Greenville, SC
Mary L Sims
Hotels and Restaurants

Ethics: A Survival Kit For Public Procurement 
November 3, 2015 -
Limited Spaces, No longer accepting Door Prize Certificates for this course!
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes
Mary L Sims
Hotels and Restaurants

Note:  This course is a requirement for Professionals seeking SC Level 1 Certification


When Bad Things Happen To Bids
December 10, 2015 - Eligible for Scholarships & Door Prize Winners
Newberry, SC
Mike Purdy

Best Practices in Developing Public Construction Bid Documents
December 11, 2015 - Eligible for Scholarships & Door Prize Winners
Newberry, SC
Mike Purdy
Hotel information maybe found on NIGP's website