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Grades and Fees

Membership types to meet your educational and professional needs

Our membership structure caters for different educational and professional needs, both of those working directly in purchasing and supply chain management and its associated disciplines, and of those with an interest in the area.

Use the drop down menu below to learn more about our levels of membership and their associated costs

  • External examination fees - Certificate & Advanced Certificate £70
  • External examination fees - Diploma, Advanced Diploma, & Professional £90
  • Exemption fee £100

Initial registration fee on all membership applications (all grades) UK & International £45

Join CIPS today online. Alternatively, for a printed introduction to membership pack and application form, email the Customer Response Centre or call us on +44 (0) 845 88 0 1188

Affiliate

New members - £204

Renewal - £159

Affiliate membership is ideal for anyone who is not seeking to become professionally qualified with one of our professional Levels of Qualification for example, but who does have a strong interest in purchasing and supply. Affiliate membership will give you access to membership benefits and does not require any entry qualifications or past experience.

Student Member

New members - £158

Renewal - £113

Student Membership is the entry level of membership for CIPS students and new practitioners in the purchasing and supply sector who are at the earliest stage of their professional development. As a Student Member, you will have full access to CIPS benefits at a reduced subscription rate during the course of your study.

Certificate member

New members - £158

Renewal - £113

If you have achieved the Level 2 Introductory Certificate, Level 3 Certificate or the International Certificate, you may become a CIPS Certificate Member.

Diploma Member

New members - £158

Renewal - £113

Once you have successfully completed the Level 4 Foundation Diploma or the International Advanced Certificate, you can have your level of study recognised through your status as a Diploma Member.

Associate Member

New members - £158

Renewal - £113

When you have passed Level 5’s Advanced Diploma or a CIPS Corporate Award (Practitioner), your membership status will rise to that of Associate Member. This recognises that you are developing your career and have already reached a significant level.

Full Member (MCIPS)

New members - £204

Renewal - £159

Your professional accomplishment will be internationally recognised when you are awarded full membership. Most of our Members achieve MCIPS by completing the CIPS Graduate Diploma. You may also achieve MCIPS status upon the successful completion of an accredited degree, N/SVQ level 4 in SCM, CIPS Corporate Award, or the CIPS Management Entry Route.  (Please note that although successful completion of the Management Entry Route awards full Member status, it does not award the Graduate Diploma qualification.)

Find out more about upgrading to MCIPS

Fellow (FCIPS)

Renewal - £198

Fellowships are awarded to existing Members (MCIPS) with a record of outstanding achievement and competence in purchasing and supply chain management. As a Fellow, you will be internationally recognised both for your professional standing and the contribution you make to the purchasing profession. Our Fellows have a strong voice in the sector and we encourage all of our senior Members to seek Fellowship status.

Find out more about becoming a Fellow here

International / Australian / New Zealand Fees

International Fees
Initial registration fee £45
Fellows £157
Full Member (MCIPS) £121
Affiliate £121
Affiliate (progressing through the Management Entry Route) £121
Student, Certificate, Diploma and Associate Members £97
External Examination fees Quals 2006 - Resits £90
External Examinations Fees (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) £70
External Examinations Fees (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) £90
Exemptions £100
Australian Fees
Initial registration fee AUD $115
Full Member (MCIPS) AUD $330
Affiliate Members AUD $330
Student, Certificate, Diploma & Associate Members - Part Time AUD $230
Student, Certificate, Diploma & Associate Members - Full Time AUD $60
Examinations and Exemptions AUD $225
New Zealand & South Pacific fees
Initial registration fee NZ $110
Fellows NZ $380
Full Member (MCIPS) NZ $350
Affiliate, Certificate, Diploma & Associate Members NZ $350
Student Members - Part Time NZ $245
Student Members - Full Time NZ $60
Examinations and Exemptions NZ $225

African / Southern African Fees

Africa and Bangladesh fees
Initial registration fee £32
Fellows £79
Full Member (MCIPS) £66
Affiliate

£66

Affiliate (progressing through the Management Entry Route) £66
Student, Certificate, Diploma and Associate Members £52
Examinations £70
Exemptions £100
Southern Africa fees
Initial registration fee R570
Fellows R1095
Full Member (MCIPS) R947
Affiliate R947
Affiliate (progressing through the Management Entry Route) R947
Student, Certificate, Diploma and Associate Members R790
Examinations R910
Exemptions R 1300

Assessment Fees for Examination Series November 2013 through to May 2014

Our Fees and Invoicing Policy can be downloaded here.

UK

External Examination Fee 
External Examinations (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) £70
External Examinations (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) £90
CIPS Regional Examination Centre Fee £18
Exemption £100

 

CIPS Africa (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho,Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland)

External Examination Early Bird Fee  Fee 
External Examinations (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) R 845 R 910
External Examinations (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) R 845 R 910
Exemption N/A R 1,300

 

Rest of Africa and Bangladesh

External Examination Early Bird Fee  Fee 
External Examinations (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) £65 £70
External Examinations (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) £65 £70
Exemption N/A £100

 

Australasia

External Examination Fee 
External Examinations (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) AUD 225
External Examinations (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) AUD 225
Exemption AUD 225

 

New Zealand

External Examination Fee 
External Examinations (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) NZD 225
External Examinations (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) NZD 225
Exemption NZD 225

 

Rest of the World

External Examination Fee 
External Examinations (Certificate & Advanced Certificate) £70
External Examinations (Diploma, Advanced, & Professional) £90
Exemption £100