Professional Resources

Access professional resources to support your career through your CIPS membership.

CIPS Knowledge

CIPS Knowledge is a comprehensive online knowledge and information resource that covers key procurement topics.

Supply Management Magazine

Supply Management is a magazine free to CIPS members which includes latest news, job opportunities and useful resources to keep you up to date with current developments in the field of purchasing and supply. You can also sign up to receive daily updates via e-mail, packed with the latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, practical advice, upcoming events and job vacancies.

Student Zone

Access support to help you achieve CIPS qualifications, including past papers as well as revision and exam tips, with our Student Zone.

Legal Helpline

A free legal helpline from Law Express advising on UK law is available for all members between the hours of 08.00 – 20.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 – 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays UK time.

All CIPS members may also access an online legal service to get regularly updated legal information, downloadable document templates and a glossary of legal terms.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Demonstrate that you keep up-to-date with procurement and supply knowledge and practice using our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tool, thus remaining competitive in the job market.


Receive regular e-mail updates containing all the news, opportunities and events from the world of procurement, including:

  • CIPS Update - our monthly e-newsletter sign-posting members to the latest resources, events and procurement vacancies. It is automatically sent to all opted in members via e-mail.
  • Qualifications Update - our quarterly newsletter with information about developments to our education programmes and products and services. Automatically sent to all studying members, the newsletter alternates format between email and an insert within Supply Management magazine.

Access to Online (Non-Procurement) Management Resources

CIPS has collaborated with CMI (Chartered Management Institute) to provide reduced-cost access to their online management resources portal, ManagementDirect.

CIPS members can receive 10% off the 2014/15 price of CMI affiliate membership which will give them full access to ManagementDirect.

Ethical Procurement and Supply E-learning

CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply is an e-learning course which culminates in an online test. It is designed for anyone who works with suppliers and needs to understand how to help prevent issues regarding

  • fraud
  • bribery
  • corruption and
  • human rights abuses
Introductory offer for members: Free of charge until October 2014.


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