Applications will be accepted from individuals who meet the following qualification and experience profiles:
You must have completed by CIPS assessment or exemption all of the following CIPS qualifications:
- Diploma in procurement and supply
- Advanced diploma in procurement and supply
- Professional diploma in procurement and supply
Or completed a pre-2013 Syllabus
Or completed a CIPS accredited qualification within the last five years, and fulfil any CIPS conditions, to achieve full membership such as:
- S/NVQ Level 4 in Supply Chain Management (Please note we are no longer accepting applications for MCIPS based on the S/NVQ Level 4 in Supply Chain Management as of the 31st December 2016).
- CIPS accredited specialist Bachelors and Masters qualifications
Or completed a recognised experiential route such as:
Three years’ experience requirement
Typical role profiles which would be accepted include:
a. Any person who has responsibility in a post which covers purchasing and supply related activity. Responsibility can include budgets, inventory, human and physical resources, policies, procedures, processes and information
b. any person who is responsible for the provision of an advisory or consultative service at a senior management level and which relates to purchasing and supply activity
c. any person who is responsible for delivering learning to others which is related to purchasing and supply activities and which is positioned at a UK graduate level
d. any person who has made a contribution to higher level learning or research, which is related to purchasing and supply subject matter. Higher level learning is defined as being contained within a PhD or through published work in eminent higher level publications
e. any person who has ultimate, but not necessarily direct, responsibility for a purchasing and supply related function in an organisation.
Any qualification or award must have been completed within 5 years of applying for a CIPS upgrade and this is determined by the date on the original certificate.