Procurement

Updated Oregon procurement training certification standards

Read the DAS statewide procurement policy​and procedure to learn about the new Oregon procurement certification requirements, or access any of these resources:

  • Learn more about the policy and procedure by watching the recorded webinar.
  • Review the FAQ to find out how the new policy affects you.
  • View the certification guide to learn how to obtain Oregon certifications.
  • Terms are defined in the statewide procurement training procedure including: contact hours, Oregon public procurement training, other procurement-related training, procurement experience, and the Oregon procurement body of knowledge (OPBoK).
  • Read more about "other procurement-related training" and how to request approval. 

Certification requirements and applications



OPBC certification requirements
  • Complete 75 coursework contact hours:
  • Take and pass the OPBC test with a score of 80% or better. Prepare for the exam using the OPBC exam study guide >>
  • Proof of at least one year of procurement experience. Submit an official position description document that shows class title, description of work performed, and percentage of duties. Non-state agency employees can report experience using this position description form >>
Contact hours must be completed within the last five years to be eligible for certification requirements.

OPBC recertification requirements
Complete 25 training contact hours from any procurement related source. Contact hours must be completed within the last five years to be eligible for recertification requirements.

Track your progress
Use this optional worksheet to help keep track of your courses and contact hours. This worksheet is provided for your personal use only - don't submit it with your application for certification or recertification.


OPIC certification requirements
  • Complete 125 coursework contact hours:
  • Take and pass the OPIC test with a score of 80% or better. Prepare for the exam using the OPIC exam study guide >>
  • Proof of a minimum of three years of procurement experience. Submit an official position description document that shows class title, description of work performed, and percentage of duties.
Contact hours must be completed within the last five years to be eligible for certification requirements.

OPIC recertification requirements
Complete 50 training contact hours from any procurement related source. Contact hours must be completed within the last five years to be eligible for recertification requirements.

Track your progress
Use this optional worksheet to help keep track of your courses and contact hours. This worksheet is provided for your personal use only - don't submit it with your application for certification or recertification.

​****OPAC exam launches early 2020****

OPAC certification requirements
  • Complete 175 coursework contact hours:
  • Take and pass the OPAC test with a score of 80% or better. 
  • Proof of a minimum of five years of procurement experience. Submit an official position description document that shows class title, description of work performed, and percentage of duties.
Contact hours must be completed within the last five years to be eligible for certification requirements.

OPAC recertification requirements
Complete 50 training contact hours from any procurement related source. Contact hours must be completed within the last five years to be eligible for recertification requirements.

Other certificates

Contract Administration Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to meet the requirements of ORS 279A.159 for those who administer a public contract for a state contracting agency. This certificate has no expiration, and this training program replaces the Oregon Contract Administration Certificate (OCAC). View the iLearn description to learn more >>

Questions?

Contact the Training Team
egsps.training@oregon.gov
503-378-5396