Certified Purchasing Professional CPP | Blue Ocean Academy
Latifa Tower, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)

Blue Ocean Academy has an exclusive tie-up with American Purchasing Society, USA to deliver procurement and purchasing certification programs in Dubai,  Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and North Africa.

Program Benefits

  • CPP/CPPM is one of the leading certification for the procurement professionals world wide.
  • Certification indicates a high level of professionalism increasing one’s value in the market place.
  • Certification signifies your dedication to continuous improvement.
  • A survey done by a Purchasing Magazine revealed that certified professionals earn 48% more salary than non certified professionals.


From the American Purchasing Society, USA

International sourcing emerged initially as a reactive approach designed to reduce production costs and neutralize the threat of foreign competition. Today, leading edge firms have shifted the focus of their international sourcing efforts to that of a proactive strategy that pursues a sustainable competitive advantage. The challenge of all purchase specialists and managers is to explore best practices in international sourcing that positively impact a firm’s competitiveness.

The CPP is meant for all purchasing professionals who need the right credentials and skills to set themselves firmly on the road of success. This is a foundation course that helps a professional to understand the basic tenets of international sourcing, procurement and risk management. This course is ideal for procurement and supply chain professionals who are already working in the procurement department of any organization and need a certification for a promotion or to validate their knowledge and professionalism.


Testimonial Video

Blue Ocean offered me a certification from the No. 1 purchasing association.

Blue Ocean AcademyMr. Anthony

You are truly the best training organisation I have ever experienced.

Blue Ocean AcademyMs. Widad

It really made a difference to my professional outlook and approach to work.

Blue Ocean AcademyMr. Joji

The faculty panel at Blue Ocean was par excellence.

Blue Ocean AcademyMr. Abbas Salman

The trainers are great and the learning was a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Blue Ocean AcademyMr. Amir Shahbaz Hussain

I would recommend everyone to take this course.

Blue Ocean AcademyMr. Ariel

This training was relevant to my actual work.

Blue Ocean AcademyMr. Arpan Biswas

Download the brochure to find out more details about the CPP certification program

Upcoming Schedules for Procurement, Purchasing Courses

Location Date Time Contact Us
Dubai May 25, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now
Abu Dhabi June 2, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Enquire Now
Dubai April 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Enquire Now
Kuwait May 4, 2018 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now
Jeddah July 6, 2018 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now
Al Khobar August 17, 2018 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now
Riyadh September 7, 2018 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now
Doha – Qatar October 12, 2018 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now
Muscat – Oman June 8, 2018 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM Enquire Now

Program Director: 

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He have trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.


  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), UK
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society