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CCSO Purchasing Professional Earns Prestigious CPPB Certification

Collier County Sheriff's Office

Post Date:06/28/2017 1:45 PM

Brandy Hazel 

A Collier County Sheriff’s Office procurement specialist recently earned her Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification. 

Brandy Hazel, contract administrator in the Procurement Bureau, was awarded the coveted national credential after demonstrating proficiency as a buyer in public and governmental purchasing.

Hazel was one of 82 individuals in the U.S. and Canada who earned their CPPB certification after completing the spring 2017 Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) certification examinations administered May 1-13.    

The CPPB designation demonstrates an individual’s competency and experience in the world of public procurement. Hazel is one of a total of 10,283 people who have achieved this designation.

In order to obtain this certification, candidates must demonstrate through an application process that they meet specific requisites including formal education: procurement-related coursework and training; and public procurement employment experience. They must also complete a written exam to demonstrate their mastery of a variety of public procurement concepts. 

Hazel is a nearly 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. She was born and raised in Collier County and is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology. 

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the private sector. 

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