Benefits of obtaining the CIPS qualification

Established in 1932, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply is the leading professional body in the field of procurement and supply chain management.

Obtaining a CIPS qualification will result in you having advanced knowledge of the procurement and supply management process as well as a clear understanding of the essential issues which affect businesses around the world.

CIPS exists to both promote and develop the highest levels of professional skills and integrity amongst all those involved this key area of business.

If you successfully complete the Diploma, the Advanced Diploma and the Professional Diploma and have three years’ appropriate experience you will be eligible for full CIPS membership and be entitled to use the designatory letters MCIPS.

Your career prospects and opportunities for networking with similar professionals around the world will be enhanced by a CIPS qualification.

Corporate Award

The Corporate Award is a unique programme for Procurement & Supply professionals. Defined by practicability, it’s arguably equivalent to a top MBA for the Procurement function of business.

It develops participants’ understanding of policy and processes within Procurement & Supply whilst at the same time driving measurable organisational value, return on investment, organisational change and risk mitigation. Delivering tangible business benefits it also assists with service improvements.

The programme is intensive. It runs over a year and participants are evaluated via 4 assignments together with a final integrative project that can be implemented within their organization. There are no written exams in this programme, only practical assessments.

The subjects of the Corporate Award programme are:

1. Practitioner Level

  • Driving value
  • Managing expenditures
  • Developing contracts
  • Sourcing essentials
  • Effective negotiation

2. Advanced Practitioner

  • Strategic supply management
  • Advanced category management
  • Contracting excellence
  • Developing people
  • Implementing change

Certificate Award

The Certificate Award is a certification for the organisation. It can be compared to an ISO for procurement but also offers much more. It looks at an organisation’s processes, procedures and policies as well as their strategic thinking from a Procurement & Supply perspective.

There are numerous benefits to being accredited with this certification and these include:

  • Boosting an organisation’s reputation and credibility
  • Building an ethical approach
  • Lowering costs
  • Strengthening risk identification
  • Performance measurement of P&S
  • Building stakeholder credibility
  • Creating stronger corporate relationships

There are Standard and Advanced Awards (Silver, Gold, Platinum) and there are currently only 6 companies in the world who have achieved the Platinum Award, the highest Procurement & Supply recognition possible for an organisation.

The ExP Group is a certified assessor and we would be delighted to discuss how we can help you to achieve your company certification.

About CIPS

Established nearly 85 years ago, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is the leading body representing the field of procurement and supply management.

CIPS exists to promote and develop the highest standards of professional skills and integrity amongst professionals involved with procurement and supply chain management.

Considered to be the central reference point for procurement and supply industry best practice, their code of conduct is the industry standard around the world.

There are currently over 65,000 professionally recognised and qualified CIPS members and the CIPS qualification is recognised in 150 countries.

CIPS have a “ladder” of five qualifications for the procurement and supply profession throughout the world. These qualifications range from the Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations through to the Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

The ExP Group was the first study and exam centre in mainland Europe, and we are proud to be the only corporate delivery partner for CIPS in Romania, offering both Corporate Award and Corporate Certification.

CIPS Qualifications

Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
Procurement and supply (P&S) principles / P&S functions / P&S processes / P&S administration / P&S stakeholders

Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
P&S environments / P&S operations / P&S workflow / Inventory and logistics operations / P&S relationships

Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Contexts of P&S / Business needs in P&S / Sourcing in P&S / Negotiating and contracting in P&S / Managing contracts and relationships in P&S

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Management in P&S / Managing risks in supply chains / Improving the competitiveness of supply chains / Plus a choice of optional units

Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Leadership in P&S / Corporate and business strategy / Strategic supply chain management / Plus a choice of optional units

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Study with ExP

We’re very proud of our unique learning process on our CIPS courses. With an emphasis on quality tuition and cutting edge technology our focus is on ensuring that you are fully supported in obtaining exceptional results in your CIPS exams.

Contact one of our training centres or alternatively get in touch using the more information button and we’ll be delighted to provide more details on how we can help you achieve CIPS exam success.

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