What is MCIPS? - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

MCIPS - Your Professional Licence


As a full member of CIPS (MCIPS) you will have achieved an internationally recognised award which represents the global standard within the profession for a procurement and supply professional.

MCIPS can be achieved through:

 

    MCIPS

    Being awarded MCIPS allows you to use the designation only when you are a current member, signalling to other professionals and employers your procurement proficiency, giving you a significant career advantage and enabling you to earn more per annum than non-MCIPS professionals.

    Please note, if you do not renew your membership annually you will no longer be classed as a member of the institute and will therefore not be entiltled to use the post-nominals MCIPS.

    All our current members and their status can be found on our professional register.

    The Benefits of MCIPS Status

    Enjoy greater rewards
    Procurement professionals who achieve MCIPS status earn more per annum than non-MCIPS colleagues in the same positions and only current members are entitled to use the post-nominals MCIPS.

    Gain a career advantage
    Studying CIPS qualifications together with your procurement experience required for gaining MCIPS demonstrates your serious intent and commitment to your career - a huge advantage when it comes to career progression.

    Achieve your potential
    Professional recognition of your skills and competencies enables you to excel in your career in procurement and supply.

    Upgrade to MCIPS

    CIPS requires that all members who wish to achieve full membership (MCIPS) need to apply formally to have their membership upgraded on completion of the CIPS Diploma, Advanced diploma and Professional diploma qualifications or other specialist qualifications accredited by CIPS.

    In order to apply for MCIPS you must be a current member of the institute. Join now.

    Case Study

    Jo’s journey to MCIPS

    "I started my CIPS journey in February 2011 through the self-study route. My previous work experience allowed me to begin studying at the Diploma level. I completed my exams in November 2014, and received confirmation of my final passes (and therefore the ability to apply for MCIPS) in February 2015. It does take a lot of work to complete fifteen exams over three years, particularly as I worked full time throughout my study, but the end results are worth the commitment!"

    Upgrade to Chartered Professional status

    Becoming MCIPS Chartered Professional

    Here’s your opportunity to step up and demonstrate your commitment to maintaining your professional standards and current ethical, professional conduct.

    Once you have achieved MCIPS, your designation will be recognised globally. MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional status will provide assurance for your employer, peers and clients that you have continued to build on your academic achievements to stay relevant and up to date. 

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