FCIPS are more than just letters.

Having been awarded Fellowship you are entitled to use the post nominals FCIPS. These five letters make you eligible for a huge range of strategic senior roles not only in procurement and supply but also in commercial and operations. They indicate that you’re part of a respected community committed to maintaining professional standards and current ethical conduct. CIPS Fellows are in demand by the biggest names in the FTSE 100 and many of them currently hold CPO roles in the largest organisations in the world. FCIPS recognises you as a procurement leader.

    Importance of Fellowship to me

    ‘Throughout my career being involved with CIPS has enabled me to stay informed and keep up to date with what is going on in the profession and its future direction. I have forged some long lasting friendships through Fellowship which would leave a big gap if they were not there. This is why I continue to give up my time work for the Institute and champion Fellowship.’ 
    Peter Williams FCIPS 
    Past President
    I became involved in the local Birmingham CIPS branch and found the involvement was good fun and the growth in branch membership and commitment was rewarding. I was recommended to apply for Fellowship as a result of the branch involvement work and was hugely honored to accept. It is great to be part of a new network of professionals who represent the best our profession has to offer and to be involved again in encouraging member’s participation in the Fellows of the Future initiative.
    Susan Randall
    Procurement Specialist
    Silva Strategies Ltd
    Being awarded Fellowship is a reflection of the highest procurement professional achievement and recognition of leadership. Having the opportunity to work across the globe, CIPS Fellowship has been always an internationally recognised testimony to my credibility and competencies as a procurement executive. Certainly, I would encourage senior practitioners to embrace their career journey and aim to accomplish this remarkable achievement.
    Wael Safwat, Chartered FCIPS ExDip
    Head of Procurement - North America, Black & McDonald 
    Chairman of CIPS Canada Branch 

    Are You Ready For Fellowship?

    Find all the information you need to apply in our webinar

    • Am I ready for CIPS Fellowship?
    • What are the benefits to me and my career?
    • How do I apply?

     If you’ve been asking yourself these three questions this webinar will definitely be of interest to you.

    As a senior member of the profession your next step on your CIPS journey should be Fellowship. This is the highest grade of CIPS membership and signals that you’re at the top of your game and a respected advocate of the profession and CIPS.

    Being acknowledged amongst your peers and the procurement community as having these qualities is verification of your hard work and experience. And with over 50% of recruiters now asking for FCIPS when recruiting executive level positions it can only further support your career.

    If you would like to know more about Fellowship, the process and the benefits this webinar will update you on all you need for a successful application:


    CIPS Fellows Criteria

    Please also see our Terms and Conditions

    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. Please also see our Terms and Conditions.

    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.

    Before you begin your application please see the Fellowship Application Checklist to ensure you have all the information required prepared in advance. 

    In order to apply please:

    • Complete and submit the application form, including supporting documentation.
    • The fee for application for Fellowship is:
      UK and RoW
      £210 GBP The application fee will be requested by the Professional Licensing team upon completion of your desktop review.

      Australia and New Zealand
      AUD $418.99 inc. GST / NZ $400 The application fee will be requested by the Professional Licensing team upon completion of your desktop review. 

    Once a full application and application fee have been received:

    • The Professional Licensing 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.

    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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