The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the leading body representing the field of procurement and supply chain management. CIPS promotes and develops high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among those engaged in procurement and supply chain management.

Please note that CIPS requires you to become a member before registering for an exam. For more information about CIPS memberships and qualifications, please visit the CIPS website.

Become a member of CIPS

CIPS requires you to be a registered member prior to registering for any exams. Only certain membership options are available overseas. Please visit the CIPS website to determine the option that best suits you. Membership registration is open throughout the year.

Renew your CIPS membership

If you are already a CIPS member, use My CIPS to keep your details up-to-date.

Dates and locations

Exam registration is open three times a year for sittings in May, July and November. The venue for your exam will be confirmed on your statement of entry.

Registration for May 2017 exams will open 1 February 2017.

CLOSING DATE: 17 March 2017(NO late entries will be accepted)


ONLY people wishing to sit for exams at British Council South Africa (Venues: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town) must make payment into the British Council South Africa account.  

PLEASE forward proof of payment along with CIPS Application form without delay to us to secure your spot in the May 2017 exams at a British Council South Africa.



Download the Enrolment Guide from the CIPS Africa Website.  You can also download the new CIPS  Application Form below.  

Submit your application form to CIPS along with proof of payment.


Registration for May 2017 exams will open 1 February 2017

CLOSING DATE: 17 March 2017 (NO late entries will be accepted)


PLEASE forward proof of payment along with CIPS Application form without delay to us to secure your spot in the May 2017 exams.



Results will be available on My CIPS.


No refunds given on CIPS fees. All requests have to be made to the professional board directly.

Before the exam

Once we have received confirmation of your application, we will send you a notification within seven working days of payment. CIPS will send you the statement of entry. If you do not receive the statement of entry form CIPS two weeks before the exam please contact CIPS. Your statement of entry will include your exam timetable. Once you are registered you can also check your exams itinerary and update your contact details on the My CIPS webpage. Be sure to browse the CIPS website for essential resources for students and trainers who are studying, taking exams or training for CIPS qualifications.

At the exam

Please bring the following with you to your exam session:

  • Identification such as ID book or passport
  • Statement of entry
  • Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
  • Basic calculator
  • No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc

Candidates with special needs

The British Council makes every effort to cater for candidates with special needs. Should you require assistance in this area, please contact our Customer Service team who will be able to advise you on the options available. Please note that it can take up to 3 months for some arrangements to be put in place.

Contact us

If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly send an email.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.