Your Practical Pathway to MCIPS

The Management Entry Route (MER) is for experienced procurement professionals, with at least five years’ experience at a senior strategic level*. You’ll receive a practical pathway that will guide you to MCIPS accreditation, without having to go down the traditional learning and exam route.

The MER process will assess your knowledge acquired throughout your career, along with supporting evidence, to see if you’re suitable to start the journey to MCIPS accreditation. We’ll then guide you along a practical pathway to success.

*applications are also accepted from professionals with the relevant experience who are currently between roles. 


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Vanessa White MCIPS, MBA(Log&SCMgt) - Director Commercial Delivery - DCS, Defence Commercial Services New Zealand Defence Force.


Ready to Kick Off Your Pathway to Success?

There are a number of simple steps that create your personal practical pathway to MCIPS. Start by simply joining CIPS as an affiliate member and we’ll guide you through the next steps.

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Pathways to MCIPS

Benefits of MCIPS

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Practical Pathway

The Practical Pathway to MCIPS for Senior Professionals

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The MER Route

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