How do you establish your company's purchasing budget?

By a given percentage change in total purchases.
By a percentage or fixed amount of price change for each item.
By the same percentage for all company wide cost.
By forecast from the buyer with approval.
Established by accounting department.
No budget established for purchases.

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Preparation for Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP) Exam - Course 3400-2


Included in this green exam prep training course are the exam prep book "Green Purchasing and Sustainability" which covers environmental sustainability topics, the two-part self-running course titled "Green Purchasing and Sustainability", and the CGPP examination. The green exam prep book is a hard skills manual for “how-to” go green and making money doing it. The green purchasing training course demonstrates the sustainability concept and how it impacts our professions and how purchasing can take an active role in it. The green exam prep book will give practical and reasonable steps that purchasing can take to not only help its company become "greener" but to also do what purchasing does best, reduce costs.
As more and more executive decisions include the sustainability concept, buyers and purchasing managers need to learn how they can be part of the process before the policies and procedures are set in place. The sustainability concept is quickly developing and changing. The sooner purchasing professionals learn about green purchasing and embrace best practices, the better position they will be in for the long-term future. Students who read this green exam prep book will learn about green purchasing training and what purchasing’s role is in the sustainability concept, how to develop a green purchasing plan, how it can be included in facilities practices, how to utilize the 3Rs, energy savings ideas, and more.
Similar to many of our other self-running online courses each part of the green purchasing training course will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. Students will receive a certificate of completion. Students will have 45 days to read and study the green exam prep book, complete the green purchasing training online course, and take and pass the examination.
We recommend that students complete the green purchasing training online course first before moving onto the green exam prep book. A coach will be available to help with any content questions during the 45 day preparation time.
An examination passing grade of at least 75% must be earned in order to receive credit for the course and to qualify for the CGPP. If a student fails the exam it may be taken again for a $80 setup fee. The Certified Green Purchasing Professional exam can be taken up to three times.
Watch a short video by Robert Menard on the CGPP.
What students say:
"The information on cost savings, sustainability, disposal and how to write a green purchasing plan were very informative. The information makes you aware of all the important topics that are involved in green purchasing."

- Monta Caraker, CPP, CGPP
- Purchasing Assistant
- Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
It is each student's responsibility to contact the Society if instructions are not received within the time frames listed above. Failure to do so may result in additional fees. Students can contact the Society at 630-859-0250 or at

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Your Price: $300.00