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NM EDGE Fall School is
Open for Registration!


NM EDGE Roadmap to Certification NM EDGE FALL Back to School:

"T is for Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays"  Offering Live Online Classes during the Public Health Emergency 

September 2020

Click here to see the entire  Fall Roadmap


   View all our NM EDGE information

  1) To check your transcript and enroll, visit our NM EDGE
Student Record and Enrollment Site.

   2) Visit our NM EDGE website for certification checklist information .

   3) Visit the NM EDGE website for our 2020 Calendar of Events


If offered, the NM EDGE will conduct all meetings and classes using Zoom until the health emergency is lifted.

1. You will need access to the internet using a device/computer with a camera and microphone (most laptops, iPads or similar device have these).

2. You will need to have a quiet spot from which to participate (no distractions in the background, please).

3. You will take the pre and post-tests online, too, so be mindful of the screen size.

4. You will be emailed a notification about the classes and you will need to respond back within 48 hours or you will be removed from the class.

5. If you are able to participate, you will be emailed instructions and an access link.


email us at

Please give us a call, but be patient for the callback (575) 646-0314
We are always ready to help!
Thank you and we hope to see you LIVE ONLINE soon!
Your NM EDGE Team


New Mexico Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

Certification and Recertification Processes



To earn your “CPO” Certification:

NM EDGE offers NM Public Purchasing Foundation Classes and Culminating Test (6 classes + test) on a quarterly basis (February, April, July, and October) in Albuquerque. Additional offerings may be added as demand warrants.

Upon successful completion of the classes and a passing score of 60% on the culminating test, your name will be sent to State Purchasing from which your certification will be issued.


To recertify:

Recertification is required (per statute 13.1-95.2D) every 2 years (based on the month of initial certification).


Two options for completing initial (1st) recertification classes:

· NMPPA Conference Recertification Track (included in the cost of conference attendance) when available

· NM EDGE Recertification Classes (2 classes) offered quarterly (February, April, July, and October) in Albuquerque and occasionally in Las Cruces using a Live-Online format.

Continuing Recertification Classes

· 2nd recertification (beginning January 2019)

o Two classes, in-person workshops, in ABQ

· 3rd recertification (beginning January 2021)

o Two on-line classes TBD


Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I need to bring to the CPO Foundation Culminating Test?

· Photo ID required at test sign-in.

· Bring your binder of materials. The test is open book.

If I am recertifying, will I need to take a separate test?

· Successful completion of your in-class tests will satisfy the testing requirement for recertification.

If I am recertifying what do I need to do in advance of the classes?

· Enroll in the appropriate recertification classes (we can help you determine which you need by calling 575 646 0314 or emailing

· Update your student record in the NM EDGE Record and Enrollment Site to include your CPO Number


Contact State Purchasing for questions regarding the recertification guidelines (Francine Wagner, 505-827-0468). 

Contact NM EDGE regarding NM EDGE classes and test ( See schedule at