Recognition


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

    “I’ve been part of the CIPS extended family for over 14 years, as Branch committee member; CIPS Council trustee; Chair of Congress; Member of GBT and the Global Foundation Steering Committee. Opportunities to connect with Fellows, Members and Students around the world has helped me stay current, make fantastic friends and given me a personal sense of achievement on being able to give back. Such is the value of this wonderful community, that this year I joined the Fellowship Committee!”
    Nikki Archer FCIPS 
    Deputy Director, Head of Procurement and Commercial Policy and Strategy at Scottish Government


    “CIPS fellowship presents an opportunity to lead, mentor and inspire others in their journey towards the Gold Standard in Procurement and Supply. Through the Fellows network, I have been able to communicate with, and learn from, other global leaders and experts.  This has in turn enriched the quality of my own delivery and challenged my thinking and approach to personal mastery.” 
    Maryanne Karanja FCIPS
    Supply Chain Professional, Africa


    “FCIPS (Chartered) is an important recognition of my achievements and credibility/competencies in the Procurement & Supply Chain profession.  My passion is to give back to our profession and future proofing to inspire the ‘Procurement & Supply Chain’ as the career of choice from the young professional.  I have been supporting CIPS in Singapore Volunteers Group (SGV) since 2015 and have attained my FCIPS (Chartered) in early 2018. I am also the current Elected CIPS Global Congress Member for Asia and the sole certified CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) Assessor for Asia as well as the co-Chair of the CIPS Malaysia Volunteers Group since 2019. 
    It was my pleasure to accredit 40+ MCIPS young procurement professionals in Malaysia as well as sitting on the judging panel of the CIPS Supply Management Awards, Asia (2020/2021).  I would like to encourage my fellow senior practitioners across Asia to join this exclusive professional community and accomplish this important professional recognition. I am extremely proud to be in the FCIPS (Chartered) community and I will continue my commitments to CIPS as the Regional volunteer for Asia and building up the FCIPS community.”

    “FCIPS (Chartered) is an important recognition of my achievements and credibility/competencies in the Procurement & Supply Chain profession.  My passion is to give back to our profession and future proofing to inspire the ‘Procurement & Supply Chain’ as the career of choice from the young professional.  I have been supporting CIPS in Singapore Volunteers Group (SGV) since 2015 and have attained my FCIPS (Chartered) in early 2018. I am also the current Elected CIPS Global Congress Member for Asia and the sole certified CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) Assessor for Asia as well as the co-Chair of the CIPS Malaysia Volunteers Group since 2019. 
    It was my pleasure to accredit 40+ MCIPS young procurement professionals in Malaysia as well as sitting on the judging panel of the CIPS Supply Management Awards, Asia (2020/2021).  I would like to encourage my fellow senior practitioners across Asia to join this exclusive professional community and accomplish this important professional recognition. I am extremely proud to be in the FCIPS (Chartered) community and I will continue my commitments to CIPS as the Regional volunteer for Asia and building up the FCIPS community.”
    Jonathan Cheung FCIPS (Chartered)
    Chairman, Global Wellness Force


     
    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
    Chief Procurement Officer, Accenture
     

    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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