Certification Programs

How to Choose a Certification Program That’s Right for You

Each SIG University certification program covers a variety of different competencies and skills. The programs are a good fit for experienced procurement or risk leaders to stay on top of evolving best practices as well as professionals without a background in sourcing,  procurement, or risk management. Many procurement or risk leaders put their entire department through a certification program to develop a common language and encourage team building.

Each program is led by faculty with subject-matter expertise and industry experience. Students will learn from real-world examples and engage in weekly discussion forums that deepen their understanding of the subjects covered in each module.

Below you will find an overview of each program. Our educational advisors can help you choose the right program for yourself, your team or help you determine how to split your team between the programs based on their roles.

 
  • 10-week program
  • Focused on the hard and soft skills of sourcing
  • Covers strategic sourcing and outsourcing methodologies as well as best practices in negotiations
  • This certificate offers 69 CE credits; however, it is up to the participants to check if these are approved by other organizations
  • Learn more about the topics covered, applicable job roles, learning outcomes, and more here.
     
 
  • 5-week program
  • Focused on the discipline of supplier governance
  • Covers contract administration, value realization, risk mitigation, compliance, and continuous improvement
  • This certificate offers 14 CE credits; however, it is up to the participants to check if these are approved by other organizations
  • Learn more about the topics covered, applicable job roles, learning outcomes, and more here.
     
 
  • 10-week video-based program
  • Focused on best and emerging practices to identify, assess, manage and control third party risk throughout the lifecycle of relationships
  • Aligns risk fundamentals and frameworks with risk culture and the essential tools and controls for effective governance
  • Accredited by NASBA for 66 CPE credits and GARP for 20 CPD credits
  • Learn more about the topics covered, applicable job roles, learning outcomes, and more here.
     
 
  • 6-week program
  • Focus on the intelligent process automation technologies, different stages of adoption, and the phases of an automation program
  • Learn how to identify the correct opportunities to build, run and sustain a successful automation program, and understand the true potential of IPA technologies
  • This certificate offers 12 CE credits; however, it is up to the participants to check if these are approved by other organizations
  • Learn more about the topics covered, applicable job roles, learning outcomes, and more here.

 

SIG University Is Also for Procurement or Risk Advisors and Consultants

Our programs help practitioners and leaders develop high-performing teams, but they are just as beneficial for the providers and consultants who support them.

When providers, advisors and consultants get certified through SIG University, they increase their credibility and ability to serve their clients. SIG University is a strategic way to improve your employees’ skills in an online environment that is conducive to learning new concepts.

There’s a lot of specialized knowledge in the sourcing, procurement and risk industries, and it’s constantly changing. When you are in the field, you need to know the latest techniques, methodologies, terminologies, trends and training in sourcing, procurement, supply chain and risk management to be an expert for your clients.

SIG University allows you to supplement your team’s real-world experience with tangible coursework taught by sourcing or risk professionals. Whether your team needs holistic training or education on certain concepts, SIG University’s flexible class model enables your team to get the training it needs without having to spend critical time away from the office.

By increasing your sourcing and risk management knowledge and competencies, your team will be able to deliver best-in-class solutions to today’s leading companies.

What Industry Leaders Have to Say About SIG University’s Team Training

Procurement and risk leaders tell us that SIG University helps increase employee satisfaction, improves efficiency and reduces employee turnover. In the case studies below, you’ll hear two different perspectives – one from the COO of a provider start-up and another from a Chief Procurement Officer – on how SIG University transformed their team’s performance.