MCIPS - Your Professional Licence

As a full member of CIPS (MCIPS) you will have achieved an internationally recognised award which represents the global standard within the profession for a procurement and supply professional. Annual subscription renewal ensures continued use of the accreditation.

MCIPS can be achieved through:


The Global Outlook

Click on the map below to find out more about the professional trends and value of MCIPS in your region:


    Being awarded MCIPS allows you to use the designation only when you are a current member, signalling to other professionals and employers your procurement proficiency, giving you a significant career advantage and enabling you to earn more per annum than non-MCIPS professionals.

    Please note, if you do not renew your membership annually you will no longer be classed as a member of the institute and will therefore not be entiltled to use the post-nominals MCIPS.

    All our current members and their status can be found on our professional register.


    See our MCIPS Graduation 2019 Celebrations



    The Benefits of MCIPS Status

    Enjoy greater rewards
    Procurement professionals who achieve MCIPS status earn more per annum than non-MCIPS colleagues in the same positions and only current members are entitled to use the post-nominals MCIPS.

    Gain a career advantage
    Studying CIPS qualifications together with your procurement experience required for gaining MCIPS demonstrates your serious intent and commitment to your career - a huge advantage when it comes to career progression.

    Achieve your potential
    Professional recognition of your skills and competencies enables you to excel in your career in procurement and supply.

    Upgrade to MCIPS

    CIPS requires that all members who wish to achieve full membership (MCIPS) need to apply formally to have their membership upgraded on completion of the CIPS Diploma, Advanced diploma and Professional diploma qualifications or other specialist qualifications accredited by CIPS.

    In order to apply for MCIPS you must be a current member of the institute. Join now.

    Your Experience

    The experience section of the application should demonstrate:

    • At least 3 years’ experience within procurement and supply.
    • Holding positions of responsibility for procurement functions, please note that Internships and Graduate positions may require additional information.

    Your Line Manager’s Letter

    Your letter should be:

    • On the correct CIPS template, click here for a copy
    • Addressed to CIPS on headed business documentation or paper. 
    • Signed by your line manager, or whoever is responsible for your role or delivery of the business activities you undertake. 

    Case Study

    Jo’s journey to MCIPS

    "I started my CIPS journey in February 2011 through the self-study route. My previous work experience allowed me to begin studying at the Diploma level. I completed my exams in November 2014, and received confirmation of my final passes (and therefore the ability to apply for MCIPS) in February 2015. It does take a lot of work to complete fifteen exams over three years, particularly as I worked full time throughout my study, but the end results are worth the commitment!"

    Upgrade to Chartered Professional status

    Becoming MCIPS 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, your designation will be recognised globally. MCIPS Chartered Procurement and Supply 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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