Fellowship - Beyond MCIPS


CIPS Fellows (FCIPS) are senior advocates of our institute and the profession. Fellowship is the highest grade of CIPS membership; an accolade that recognises your outstanding level of achievement, knowledge and experience in procurement and supply, along with your passion, drive and determination to advance the profession for the public good.

CIPS Fellowship is a globally recognised mark of your professional standing and reputation; an opportunity to widen your sphere of influence, using your achievements and insights to inspire others, raise the public profile of the profession and play a major role in setting the global strategy for the future of procurement and supply.

    CIPS Fellows

    CIPS Fellows should meet the following criteria, however, if you wish to discuss your potential suitability before applying please contact us:

    • Professionals who are driven to promote the profession for the public good
    • Passionate individuals who have achieved the very highest professional level

    Potential Fellows must be MCIPS (if you are not already MCIPS and wish to apply for Fellowship please contact us) and must also be at least one of the following:

    • Chief Procurement Officers and senior procurement professionals
    • Leading procurement consultants and academics

    For more details regarding the criteria for Fellowship applications please see our bye-laws and full application criteria.

    Application Process

    Applicants for Fellowship should ideally have been full members (MCIPS) for at least two years. If you do not meet this criteria and wish to discuss your potential suitability before applying please contact us.

    In order to apply please:

    • Complete and submit the application form, including supporting documentation.
    • The fee for application for Fellowship is:
      Outside Australasia
      £200 GBP and must be paid upon submission of the application form and supporting documents. Please phone us on +44 (0)1780 761585 to make payment.

      Australasia
      AUD $350 inc. GST / NZ $350 exc. GST and must be paid upon submission of the application form. Please phone us on +61 3 9629 6000 to make payment.

    Once a full application and application fee have been received:

    • The Standards Team will be in contact to advise if the initial criteria is met or advise on further information required
    • Completed applications are put to an independent Fellowship Panel
    • An outcome will be given within eight weeks of a valid application being accepted
    • Unsuccessful applicants will be advised on an action plan to encourage a successful submission in the future.

    Fellows Community

    Our portfolio of regular events dedicated to Fellows of CIPS provide an excellent opportunity for Fellows to meet and be inspired with thought provoking discussions on key issues, and to exchange ideas and experiences.

    Meet the Fellowship Committee.

    Fellows of the Future

    The CIPS Fellows of the Future programme focuses on succession planning and leadership in the sector, harnessing the future leaders of the procurement and supply chain profession. Fellows of the Future are members who demonstrate the potential in terms of knowledge and skill as well as the ambition to reach the highest level of CIPS membership.

    Find out more

    Upgrade to Chartered Professional

    Becoming FCIPS 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 or FCIPS, your designation will be recognised globally. MCIPS and FCIPS Chartered 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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