CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for profit organisation that exists for the public. We 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. Become MCIPS MCIPS membership grade is globally
MCIPS membership grade is globally recognised as the professional licence signifying high achievement and ongoing commitment to excellence in procurement and supply.
About our qualifications and exams
We offer 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
Download our Guide to CIPS qualifications here.
CIPS holds exams in international centres three times a year, May, July and November. For each of our 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.
Find about more on the CIPS website www.cips.org.
Apply for CIPS membership
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.
You can make your application by submitting the application form and proof of payment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at our office in Johannesburg.