Here's What We're Offering

The NM Edge - October 2016 Classes

Public Purchasing Classes & Test
October 18-21, 2016

Location: CNM Workforce Training Center

Register at: NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

Assessor's Fall Conference Classes
October 19, 2016

Location: Taos Sagebrush Inn; 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos

Contact: Gemma Ferguson at:

Risk Management Conference Classes
October 27, 2016

Location: Drury Inn, 4310 The 25 Way Northeast, Albuquerque, NM

Register at: NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

Useful Information for Public Purchasing Foundation Classes, held October 18-21, 2016

  • LOCATION: Classes will be held at CNM Workforce Training Center.

For a campus map, click here: CNM Workforce Training Center.

  • TIME: Please print out your schedule for current testing time. Classes start Tuesday, October 18 at 8:30 am.

Please come 30 minutes prior to each class to sign in at the NM EDGE Student Services Desk.

  • PARKING: Parking is free and widely accessible to all students.

  • TEST: Cohort 1 will be testing on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. You will get 2 attempts to pass the test.

If you need an additional attempt, the second round of testing will be from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, so please plan accordingly.

Safe travels to everyone and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Your NM EDGE team!

NM Public Purchasing Classes

Public Sector Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs).

SPD has recognized successful completion of either NM EDGE public purchasing programs as reciprocal to earn their CPO designation.

NM EDGE classes are 3 hours, delivered face-to-face, and require a passing grade of 6 or better out of 10 on the post test for each class.

Our public purchasing programs are:

NM EDGE full certification as a NM Public Purchasing Professional, which requires completion of 25 classes, plus mini portfolio.

  • This full curriculum provides extensive information about NM Procurement and interaction with seasoned professionals
  • Your Certification Certificate = Chief Procurement Officer

NM EDGE Public Purchasing Foundation Classes & Culminating Test, which requires six classes & test.

  • This mini-curriculum provides the basics of New Mexico procurement and interaction with seasoned professionals
  • Successful completion of the 6 foundation classes is required to take the culminating test
  • Your test score (minimum 70% correct) determines if you receive a certificate of test completion. Certificate of test completion = Chief Procurement Officer
  • Successful completion of these 6 classes apply towards the full certification should you decide to continue

Foundation Classes + Test Schedule The next session will be offered October 18-21, 2016.

October Class enrollment is NOW OPEN!

Classes will be held October 18-21, 2016 at the CNM Workforce Training Center

Additional Purchasing Classes for Full Certification will be offered in January 2017. See January 2017 Honing Your NM EDGE Road Map to Certification for class offerings (Coming soon)!

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Want More Classes?

If you are interested in having classes offered in your area, please contact the NM EDGE Program Director, Mary DeLorenzo, at or at (505) 660 7816

Stay Tuned for additional dates and delivery schedules possibly in Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Las Cruces!