What is CIPS?

CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for profit organisation that exists for the public. They have the largest membership of procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries, sectors and job activities and have a global community of over 115,000 in 150 countries. Throughout the world, CIPS qualifications are recognised as the drivers of leading-edge thinking and professionalism in procurement and supply.

CIPS qualifications and exams

CIPS offers five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply: 

  • Certificate in procurement and supply operations
  • Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations  
  • Diploma in procurement and supply 
  • Advanced diploma in procurement and supply
  • Procurement diploma in procurement and supply 

Click here to download the CIPS qualifications guide

CIPS holds exams in international centres three times a year, May, July and November.  For each of the qualifications, you are required to complete five units. You will be required to join CIPS as a Student Member before you can enter for an exam.

Become a CIPS member (MCIPS)

MCIPS membership grade is globally recognised as the professional licence signifying high achievement and ongoing commitment to excellence in procurement and supply.

The most direct way to become a CIPS Member is by joining online. Alternatively, you can simply download and complete the application form and send a complete copy to CIPS. You will find CIPS address and contact details for any queries on the form. 

Exam registration and results

  • You can book an exam online or by filling in an enrolment form. Please refer to the enrolment guidelines for further assistance.
  • You can view your exam results and itinerary online on My CIPS.

Sitting an exam

CIPS exams are offered in our Abu Dhabi and Dubai centres.

Special arrangements: 

CIPS has a responsibility to ensure all candidates have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. In some instances, candidates may require adjustments to the assessment process to give them an equal opportunity. Application for reasonable Adjustment should be made at least eight weeks prior to the date of the examination or assessment. 

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