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Chartered Status

Invest in yourself and show the profession you are at the top of your game

We have a strong interest and passion in your professional growth. We’ve listened to members’ feedback about providing credibility and recognition for CPD. As a result we are launching a new CPD initiative which will pave the way to Chartered Professional Status making it accessible for more MCIPS and FCIPS members.

The profession is moving at an accelerated pace, making Continuing Professional Development (CPD) essential for supporting your career progression, performance at work and future employability.  CPD is vital for modern practising professionals who want to be seen as current and at the top of their game. 

Your professional journey in procurement and supply

Becoming a Chartered Professional
Here’s your opportunity to step up and demonstrate your commitment to maintaining your professional standards and current ethical, professional conduct. Your MCIPS designation is recognised globally, whereas MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional Status will provide assurance for your employer, peers and clients that you have continued to build on your academic achievements to stay relevant and up to date. 

Online Professional Register
Your Chartered Status will be listed on the online CIPS Professional Register giving you recognition as the most sought-after individuals in the profession.

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Raising professional standards in procurement and supply

For employers:

  • It is proof of a high standard of relevant, knowledge and skills in current practices
  • Proof of maintained ethical understanding and practice
  • It attracts the best talent by actively supporting career development and progression
  • There is a  ready-made framework for developing your people
  • A motivated team is committed to continued professional development and ethics
  • Increased status of procurement and supply is good for all organisations and their clients and the public

 

For individuals:

  • Chartered Status gives you the same professional  recognition as many other recognised  professions
  • It builds on your academic achievements by demonstrating professional skills in the workplace
  • Helps you to stand out to employers and recruiters
  • Gives you a  clear pathway and  framework for developing your  career
  • Gives you  international recognition
  • Clients are assured of high standards and ethical practice
  • Use of the MCIPS Chartered Professional designation
  • Increases understanding of developments affecting the profession, helping you to work more effectively

 

For the profession:

  • Chartered Status gives you the same professional  recognition as many other recognised  professions.
  • It builds on your academic achievements by demonstrating professional skills in the workplace
  • Helps you to stand out to employers and recruiters
  • Gives you a  clear pathway and  framework for developing your  career
  • Gives you  international recognition
  • Clients are assured of high standards and ethical practice
  • Use of the MCIPS Chartered Professional designation
  • Increases understanding of developments affecting the profession, helping you to work more effectively

Who can become a Chartered Professional?

MCIPS/ FCIPS members
As a current MCIPS or FCIPS member you can apply for your Chartered upgrade today if you meet the application requirements below.

Individual members who can confirm they meet these requirements  will become recognised by CIPS as:

MCIPS or FCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professionals

Studying member grades
On successful completion of their programme and subject to meeting all of the requirements anyone currently progressing any of the routes to MCIPS will be eligible for Chartered Status upgrade.

To apply for Chartered Status you need to:

  1. Have current MCIPS or FCIPS membership status
  2. Have up-to-date skills and knowledge of current practices and methods and can evidence this through 30 hours of recorded CPD in the previous 12 months
  3. Have an up-to-date CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply Certificate.

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As an existing member you belong to a chartered body but in order to achieve Chartered Status as an individual, you need to apply to upgrade your membership status to Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional status.

Becoming Chartered doesn’t have to cost you more

Updating skills and knowledge doesn’t have to be expensive. We define CPD as any learning which is relevant to your role and addresses a personal development need.  It is a way in which many other professions maintain and update their knowledge and skills after they have achieved Chartered Professional Status.

It’s highly likely that many professionals are already participating in learning activities which contribute towards ongoing professional development without realising it.  Almost everything that improves and updates knowledge and skills is considered CPD and anything you already do can be recognised by CIPS.

Upgrade to Chartered Status

 

Updating skills and knowledge doesn’t have to be expensive.  We define CPD as[RW1]  any learning which is relevant to your role and addresses a personal development need.  It is a way in which many other professions maintain and update their knowledge and skills after they have achieved Chartered Professional Status.

It’s highly likely that many professionals are already participating in learning activities which contribute towards ongoing professional development without realising it.  Almost everything that improves and updates knowledge and skills is considered CPD[RW2]  and anything you already do can be recognised by CIPS.

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 [RW1]Link to our CPD PDF

 [RW2]Link to the image of CPD categories example

Maintaining Chartered Status

You will be required to confirm annually that you have completed 30 hours CPD for the past 12 months and have an up-to-date CIPS Ethics certificate.

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Providing your evidence

We recommend that you maintain an accurate record of your CPD activities. Throughout the year we will continually request and review random samples of CPD records from members who have confirmed they meet the requirements of Chartered Status. 

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