CIPS has announced that its name has now changed to The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and from January 2015 it can offer Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional status for suitably qualified and experienced members.
FCIPS will remain the most senior membership grade and the advanced professional licence, and MCIPS will remain the benchmark grade for qualified professionals and the professional licence. The new chartered status will be an opportunity for members to enhance their lifelong learning.
David Noble, group CEO, CIPS said: “This is a huge milestone achieved in our licensing journey and a fantastic outcome for our global membership. The profession is currently experiencing many challenges and demands and keeping up with these developments requires the best professionals dedicated to maintaining their own professional status.”
Richard Masser, chairman of CIPS Global Board of Trustees said: “It’s clear to see that we hold an enormous amount of responsibility in our roles, responsible for the safe and successful management of a whole host of complex supply chains that are increasingly operating on a global scale.
“We can no longer accept poor practice or performance and the good news is we can make a difference by ensuring that MCIPS and chartered status are positioned firmly as the professional licences for this profession – recognising excellence, appropriate skill and ability."
The announcement was made at the CIPS Australasia Conference in Sydney.