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Purchasing and Contracting Training and Certification

The Statewide Procurement Division’s Training and Certification Program (TCP) administers the statutorily mandated certifications for purchaser and contract managers. The program develops and provides training, testing, certification and continuing education opportunities. Training is also available to local governments and other members of the Texas CO-OP Purchasing program.

In addition to providing statewide contracts, procurement and contract management support, the TCP team ensures the training for new purchasers includes the essential tools and knowledge to develop best value contracts and a clear understanding of statewide purchasing rules. Additionally, opportunities are provided for experienced state purchasers and contract managers to continue expanding their knowledge in the changing world of procurement and contracting to continue to best serve their agencies and customers.

More than 1,500 state and local government purchasing and contracting personnel actively hold one or more of the Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP), Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM), and Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) designations.

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