The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) has introduced a new Continuing Professional Development programme to its global membership to enhance standards, career progression, performance at work and future employability for the procurement and supply management profession.
CPD is a vital component of a professional’s toolbox for any individual who wants to stay up-to-date and demonstrate they are at the top of their game. CIPS has launched the new programme to drive forward the profession, equipping Members and Fellows of the Institute with a more structured pathway to career development.
In addition, individuals meeting the requirements of 30 hours of annual CPD and who have an up-to-date CIPS Ethics Certificate each year will also be given Chartered Status.
Those with Chartered Status will be listed on the CIPS Professional Register and be recognised as the most sought-after individuals in the profession. They will continue to raise the profile and value of procurement and supply management as a respected profession. Procurement professionals already undertake training, qualifications and other activities to support their career so this is an opportunity to formally confirm those activities and gain Chartered Status.
For employers, professionals gaining Chartered Status through Continuing Professional Development offers proof of a high standard of relevance, knowledge and skills in current practices, ethics and standards.