CIPS has recently embarked upon the process of amending the Royal Charter for a name change to become the:
'Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply'
Why do we need a name change?
Procurement better describes the scope of the profession now. Our community better understands ‘procurement and supply’ to describe what we do, and it is the term which is best understood by governments, international agencies and corporate organisations we work with globally.
Introducing a new 'Chartered Member' grade
We are also in the initial stages of developing a new 'Chartered Member' grade that goes ‘beyond MCIPS’. The Chartered Member grade will be the next step up from MCIPS, however, it will not affect the status of MCIPS as the global standard for the profession or FCIPS as the highest grade of membership.
Why do we need a Chartered Member grade?
There is a clear and growing demand from members for a Postgraduate level grade to support continuing professional development. We are in the initial stages of developing the Chartered Member grade.
During the consultation period we would like to further establish the following proposed principles with your help:
The Chartered Member grade will sit above MCIPS and be available globally. A register of all Chartered Members will be published on the website
Members have to be MCIPS or FCIPS before being awarded Chartered Member grade. Once gained it will have to be renewed annually –
conditions for renewal will apply such as online Ethics test and CPD.
More information is available on the CIPS website or download the brochure.
Your feedback is important, so please complete the short online questionnaire and have your say about the changes by 17 March 2014.