What level can I join at?
There are no entry requirements for the CIPS Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations or the CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations qualifications.
If you wish to start on the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification, you should either have at least two A-levels (or international equivalent), or a CIPS Certificate /CIPS Advanced Certificate qualification or 2 years’ experience in a business environment. Our guide to CIPS qualifications gives full details of all our qualifications.
What are the options I have to study the CIPS qualifications?
CIPS offers a variety of study options including Self Study, Blended Learning and Distance Learning via the CIPS Learning Academy or alternatively you can study via an approved Study Centre. Find out more.
How can I book an exam?
You can either book your exams online once you are logged into MyCIPS or you can download an enrolment form from our website, this must be received by us before the exam cut off deadline detailed in our Enrolment guidelines and timetables.
I would like to check my exam booking?
You can view your upcoming exam bookings by logging into MyCIPS
I need an examination confirmation letter?
A booking confirmation letter is posted to you after your entry has been received and processed by us. If you need a copy of your confirmation letter at any time, you can download this from MyCIPS once logged in. The letter is not an exact replica of the letter which has been sent however it is acceptable to be used as proof of eligibility to sit at the exam centre.
Please note you will also be required to take a photo ID along with your exam confirmation letter
I need to cancel my exam?
If you wish to cancel an exam booking you must do this within 7 days of the closure date by either logging into your MyCIPS account and selecting to cancel the exam (located in the booked assessment area. After the 7 days the only way you will be able to cancel an exam is by providing medical evidence.
I need to defer my exam
If you are looking to defer your exam to a later date you will need to contact our CIPS Helpdesk within 7 days of the closure date. THIS WILL NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY REBOOKED FOR YOU. When you are ready to rebook this exam you will need to book in the normal way using money available on your CIPS account.
How would I find out if I would be eligible to apply for an exemption against particular units within the CIPS qualifications?
Exemptions are assessed independently; therefore we cannot advise which units you may receive exemptions for. Students need to apply and the requests will be sent to the exemption assessor for a bespoke assessment.
How do I apply for an exemption?
If you wish to apply for an exemption you will need to complete an Exemptions APCL Application form and return it along With a copy of your qualification certificate, fee, transcript, syllabus and mapping documents.
How can I Pay for Exams, Books and Learning Materials?
You will need to log into your MyCips and go to book exams, e-books or books. This will ensure that you take advantage of any member discounts. If there is a cost payment required you will be taken to the checkout.
How can I pay for Exams, Books and Learning Material?
Paying online is the quickest, safest and securest way to make a purchase.
Ensure you log into your MyCIPS prior to booking or making any purchase to take advantage of any membership discounts and offers. We accept the following via our secure WorldPay platform:
- Credit and debit cards - Visa, Mastercard and Maestro in eight major currencies; GBP, AUD, NZD, RAND, USD, EUR, AED and EUR.
- PayPal in GBP, USD and EUR.
- American Express in GBP and AUD
Payments by direct bank transfer to a CIPS bank account, you are required to notify the CIPS Training & Events Team in advance if you wish to pay by direct bank transfer to ensure the swift processing of your application.
The details for the CIPS bank accounts can be found below in section 17. When making a payment by bank transfer:
- Ensure your payment is clearly referenced with your full name and your CIPS membership number. Without this we will not know you made a payment
- Please provide a copy of the bank receipt by email to relevant team, see full T&Cs for details. Again include your membership number if you have one and a short description of payment, including any reference numbers.
- You will not be eligible to sit exams, books or access any learning material until full payment is received.
You can contact CIPS Helpdesk if you have forgotten your membership number, please note you will need to complete security checks.