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CIPS

About CIPS

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 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

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. The British Council administers exams on behalf of CIPS and processes all payments for registration, membership and exams.

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Membership registration

CIPS requires you to be a registered member prior to registering for any exams.

Membership registration is open throughout the year. To apply as a new member, download and complete the application form at the bottom of the page.

Membership Fees:

New membership registration – £99

Renewal – Diploma/Certificate/Student Member £64

Students in suspense £99

Students suspended more than 2 years: submit new application form and pay £99

Renewal – Full Member/Affiliate £72

Full Member in suspense £107

Full Member suspended more than 2 years: submit new applicationfForm and pay £107

Renewal - Fellow £90

Exam registration

Exam registrations are offered three times a year for sittings in May, July and November.

To register for your exam simply fill in the exam form at the bottom of the page and attached the proof of payment to your form. 

Examination Fees:

Certificate - £60 per subject

Diploma - £75 per subject

You may then email us the scanned documents or drop them off at our offices.

How to make payment

  1. You will need a reference number before making your payment. Contact the British Council for your unique reference number. Alternatively, you can quote your membership number (if you are a continuing student) or your National ID / Passport number as the reference number on your deposit slip
  2. Please make your registration payment to:
  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Account name: British Councill
  • Account number: 9100001576213

3. We accept payments into our bank account from the following:

  • Electronic bank transfer from your internet banking
  • Direct deposit (using bank deposit slip) into the above named British Council bank account. Customised deposit slips may be collected from our offices, Standard Bank City Centre branch in Lilongwe or Standard Bank Blantyre main branch.

4. To make the above payments you must quote your registration British Council assigned Reference Number / ID number in all reference fields that are available.

5. For candidates making payments via bank deposit, it is prudent to plan for an extra day or two for processing payments.

6. Failure to quote a reference number may delay your application process.

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