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Fellowship - beyond MCIPS

Exceed in your career and gain global recognition

Beyond MCIPSCIPS Fellows (FCIPS) are senior advocates of our institute and the profession. Fellowship is the highest grade of CIPS membership; an accolade that recognises your outstanding level of achievement, knowledge and experience in procurement and supply, along with your passion, drive and determination to advance the profession for the public good.

CIPS Fellowship is a globally recognised mark of your professional standing and reputation; an opportunity to widen your sphere of influence, using your achievements and insights to inspire others, raise the public profile of the profession and play a major role in setting the global strategy for the future of procurement and supply. View the benefits available to CIPS Fellows.

CIPS Fellows

CIPS Fellows should meet the following criteria, however, if you wish to discuss your potential suitability before applying please contact us:

  • Professionals who are driven to promote the profession for the public good
  • Passionate individuals who have achieved the very highest professional level


Potential Fellows must be MCIPS (if you are not already MCIPS and wish to apply for Fellowship please contact us) and must also be at least one of the following:

  • Chief Procurement Officers and senior procurement professionals
  • Leading procurement consultants and academics


For more details regarding the criteria for Fellowship applications please see our bye-laws and full application criteria.

Application Process

Applicants for Fellowship should ideally have been full members (MCIPS) for at least two years. If you do not meet this criteria and wish to discuss your potential suitability before applying please contact us.

In order to apply please:

  • Complete and submit the application form
  • Email supporting documentation to the Standards Team, quoting your full name and membership number in the subject line.
  • The fee for application for Fellowship is £200 GBP and must be paid upon submission of the application form and supporting documents. Please phone us on +44 (0)1780 761495 to make payment.


Once a full application and application fee have been received:

  • The Standards Team will be in contact to advise if the initial criteria is met or advise on further information required
  • Completed applications are put to an independent Fellowship Panel
  • An outcome will be given within eight weeks of a valid application being accepted
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be advised on an action plan to encourage a successful submission in the future.


Access the:

Application form

Supporting documents

Fellows Community

Our portfolio of regular events dedicated to Fellows of CIPS provide an excellent opportunity for Fellows to meet and be inspired with thought provoking discussions on key issues, and to exchange ideas and experiences. Further details of these events are available on the Fellows events pages.

Meet the Fellowship Committee.