Advanced Purchasing Dynamics Cost Management Certification

In response to an overwhelming demand, APD has announced an on-line version of its Cost Management Certification Program.

The on-line program has all the same content as the traditional classroom version and is designed to be completed in four months. However, instead of face-to-face Group Sessions, content will be delivered in 4 modules each containing one live one-hour webinar, 4-5 on-demand video podcasts and additional exercises.

Here is how the program works. Each month all participants will complete a module by:

  • Attending a live one-hour webinar. The live webinars are used to reinforce content and respond to any questions.
  • Watching 4-5 video podcasts.
  • Completing 2-3 exercises.
  • Completing the certification exam for the materials.


Module 1 – Constructing Effective Market Tests – Understanding Costs & Effective Use of Cost Breakdowns
Live webinar: August 26, 2020 10 to 11 AM EST

 Module 2 – Building and Using Price and Cost Models
Live webinar: September 23, 2020 10 to 11 AM EST

 Module 3 – Validating Optimal Costs
Live webinar: October 21, 2020 10 to 11 AM EST

Module 4 – Conducting Effective, Knowledge Based Negotiations
Live webinar: November 18, 2020 10 to 11 AM EST

Participation in the session will be limited to 25 to provide the ability to work one-on-one with participants.

Cost for participation is $2,000 ($USD).  However, early bird registration for $1,750 ($USD) will be available until July 15, 2020.  Registration will open in early January 2020.

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