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Exam Centres

CIPS assessments are held at our approved exam centres and these can be in a study centre, British Council office, college or university, or a hotel or conference centre. Types of venues vary from country to country and are available all over the world, all you need is a suitable environment, an invigilator and approval from CIPS.


Apply nowYou can apply to become a CIPS approved exam centre at any time. All applications are presented to an independent panel for approval and can take up to 6 weeks to process. Please allow enough time for approval if you aim to open in time for a specific examination session.

There is no charge to become a CIPS approved exam centre. Your centre will be listed on our website, individuals/learners who choose to take exams at your centre and pay a fee directly to you.

View the CIPS policy regarding the approval of exam centres.

View CIPS guidance on exam invigilation.


Simply complete the application form and return it to examcentre.management@cips.org along with the required supporting documents.

Current centres

View a list of our current exam centres.