Changing our qualifications
Procurement is changing and so are we.
As employers’ demands for talented, qualified professionals continues to grow it’s no surprise that our learners' needs and expectations are also changing.
At CIPS, we are passionate about procurement and the people that do it. We are the global membership and awarding body, determined to build a profession that can bring ethical procurement and supply to a modern, agile business world. To do that, we want to offer the knowledge and learning that creates highly skilled professionals, whose achievements are globally-recognised.
Our updated qualifications will help procurement professionals, now and in the future, to become innovators and drivers of change - creative, strategic and influential in their organisations.
We have reviewed, restructured and refreshed the content of our qualifications to meet the needs of our students in 160 countries across the globe.
Our learning resources have been completely redesigned and rewritten to support learners throughout their journey. We’re introducing new ebooks* and elearning* modules to help you learn more flexibly. With the help of educational experts, knowledge specialists, publishers, creatives, graphic designers and copywriters, we have created a completely refreshed and improved learning experience.
We’ve changed our exams too – introducing computer based exams (CBE)** and increasing the number of times you can sit exams each year, giving you more opportunities to succeed.
Find out more about how computer based exams will work in this short video:
We’re continuing to build our network of 190 approved study centres and 350 exam centres, so you can access the support you need while you become the professional you want to be.
*only available from March 2019
**CBE are only available for the updated qualifications. Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations are available now.
Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Advanced Diploma and Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply updated qualifications will be available in July 2019. Until then carry on with the current qualifications as everything you complete will be transferred and will count towards your future qualifications.