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All assessments are designed to test the learning outcomes of the CIPS unit content for each unit. Candidates are assessed by an exam for each unit, unless you are granted an exemption.

 

Book NowIf you have already booked your exam and would like to enter for more exams, or you to need to re-sit an exam, you can book online or download the relevant enrolment form below.

 

The May 2016 exam series will be opening online for booking in late January – the Certificate and Advanced Certificate will be available to book in the May series. View key dates.

 

Make sure that you receive your certificates and exam confirmation by updating your contact details.

Enrolment guidelines

Each step of your examination journey, from enrolment to results, is outlined in our guidance notes for completing examination enrolment forms. The guidance has relevant timetable information for you and includes dates for enrolment and closure, the exam week and when results will be available. To help you to plan your path through your studies and exams to professionalism, we publish examination timetables a full year in advance every July.

You have three opportunities to take CIPS examinations during the year - May, July, November*. Learners registered with a study centre should first speak to tutors to find out if they intend to offer exams for each session.

Before attending an exam, candidates should familiarise themselves with the Rules for Examinations.

Exam weeks vary so please take care when completing your enrolment form. You may enter for as many units as you wish in one sitting, however please check that units are not scheduled to take place at the same time.

Please note, certificates are despatched 4 weeks after results publication. International postal delivery can take 6 – 8 weeks from the date of despatch and will be made to the address registered on your membership record.

View the format of CIPS examinations:

Unit Title Unit Code
Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations NC
Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations AC
Diploma in Procurement and Supply D
Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply AD
Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply PD
*Select units are available for the January, March and July exam series.

Exam booking

Book NowThe quickest and easiest way to book an exam is by applying online. Before attending an exam, candidates should familiarise themselves with the Rules for Examinations.

Alternatively, you can download the relevant enrolment forms by searching for the country you will be taking the examination in on our assessments map and selecting 'book your exams now'. Please be advised this application process will take longer than applying online.

About approved exam centres
Any learners currently registered with a CIPS approved study centre can contact them directly to find out if they are a CIPS approved exam centre.

Any learners not registered at a CIPS study centre may take their examinations at a CIPS approved exam centre listed here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ADDITIONAL FEES
In addition to the examination fees payable to CIPS at the point of booking, an additional administration fee may be charged by the exam centre. Before completing a booking you should contact the CIPS approved exam centre at which you wish to take your exam.  Anyone that hasn't paid the additional required fee may not be able to take the exam and may lose their exam fee.

Please note, certificates will be posted to successful candidates after result publication. Delivery should be in 6 – 8 weeks.

Enrolment forms

If you have already booked your exam and would like to enter for more exams, or you to need to re-sit an exam, you can book online or download the relevant enrolment forms by searching for the country you will be taking the examination in on our assessments map and selecting 'book your exams now'.

About approved exam centres
Any learners currently registered with a CIPS approved study centre can contact them directly to find out if they are a CIPS approved exam centre.

Any learners not registered at a CIPS study centre may take their examinations at a CIPS approved exam centre listed here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ADDITIONAL FEES
In addition to the examination fees payable to CIPS at the point of booking, an additional administration fee may be charged by the exam centre. Before completing a booking you should contact the CIPS approved exam centre at which you wish to take your exam. Anyone that hasn't paid the additional required fee may not be able to take the exam and may lose their exam fee.

Please note, certificates will be posted to successful candidates after result publication. Delivery should be in 6 – 8 weeks.

Key dates and timetables

Assessment fees for examination series May and July 2016

Search for the country in which you will be taking your examinations using our interactive assessment fees map.

Please note that these fees will apply to the May 2016 and July 2016 exam series.

Our Fees and Invoicing Policy can be downloaded from the policies and procedures page.

Self-assessment

Use the new self-assessment tool to guide your own learning and development. Align yourself against the Standard and plan your next career move.

It will help you to

  • Create a learning and development plan
  • Indicate your development needs to your employer
  • Plan for future promotion
  • Prepare for job reviews and appraisals
  • Search for jobs
  • Understand the profession

 

Using hundreds of live job roles advertised throughout the world we’ve created over 40 job profiles and mapped each role against the Global Standard in Procurement and Supply themes and levels. By assessing your own skills and knowledge this will help you to truly demonstrate your relevance and increase your value to your employer.

The self-assessment tool is a freely available members only resource that helps procurement and supply professionals globally to identify the skills required to guarantee job success.

> Non-members: Join online to access this free tool

> Members: Visit your MyCIPS area to access the tool

Policies and procedures

View CIPS assessment policies and procedures, including assesment appeals, reasonable adjustment and special consideration.

Results statistics

Statistics showing results in CIPS examinations in the 2006 and 2013 qualifications can be found here.