CIPS Pathways to Membership in the Republic of Ireland

Become Part of a Wider Global Community with CIPS

  • Opening doors all over the world - whatever your career stage CIPS will keep you supported, connected and up-to-date with leading practice.
  • Internationally renowned - CIPS is the only global Chartered body for the procurement and supply profession, and the only professional body now active in Ireland.

Local Support for Professionals in Ireland

  • Working with you to energise and power the profession in Ireland as procurement management takes on greater importance post Covid-19 in both public and private sectors
  • Gain professional recognition for your experience, skills and high ethical standards
  • Your opportunity to be part of an established global profession and CIPS network and local branch community
  • CIPS - Your Professional Partner for Life and Voice of the Profession and advocate for leading practice and procurement transformation

Exclusive CIPS Pathway for Former IIPMM Members and Procurement Professionals in the Republic of Ireland

  1. Fast-track CIPS Pathway for IIPMM members leading to Chartered MCIPS designation
  2. Experiential Pathway for experienced professionals (5+ years) in the Republic of Ireland
  3. Introductory Member Offer for those working in or in interested in a procurement and supply career in the Republic of Ireland

This exclusive introductory opportunity provides you with entry to CIPS membership at a reduced rate of €100 (saving €185) and a significant reduction in time and cost of the Pathways to gaining the CIPS professional designation-Chartered MCIPS. 

 

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CIPS supports procurement and supply chain professionals in the Republic of Ireland with new membership pathways to enhance learning and standards

 

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Benefits of Membership

  • Credibility - Gain professional recognition for your experience, skills and high ethical standards.
  • Community and Networking - Become part of the CIPS volunteer and member community and through branch events and activities help to develop a vibrant local procurement and supply community.
  • Support - Providing learning and continued professional development for those who have qualified with IIPMM and for those wishing to pursue a qualification.

Choose your pathway - join CIPS as an Affiliate member and then complete the Pathway Application form to fast-track your journey to Chartered MCIPS

 

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Fast-Track IIPMM Pathway

 

  • Special introductory offer – CIPS Affiliate membership at €100
  • Fast-track Pathway application at the special reduced rate of €390
  • Valid until 30 April 2021
  • Fast-track IIPMM Pathway offer saves you a total of €705

Use Voucher code: ROINEW20

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Experienced Professional Pathway

 

  • Special introductory offer – CIPS Affiliate membership at €100
  • Pathway application at the special reduced rate of €790
  • Valid until 30 April 2021
  • Experienced Professional Pathway offer saves you a total of €300

Use Voucher code: ROINEWP20

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Introductory Affiliate Member Offer

 

  • Special introductory offer – CIPS Affiliate membership at €100
  • This offer saves you €185                        

 

Use Voucher code: ROINEWA20

 

If these options do not apply to you there may be another route to CIPS membership.

If you are considering studying the CIPS qualification read about how to kick start your career in procurement and supply.

If you would like to speak to someone about membership please contact us on 0845 880 1188 or email customer.services@cips.org.

FAQs

To be eligible for the pathway you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Evidenced to have been a fully qualified member of IIPMM (MIIPMM designation)
  2. Self-certified 30 hours of recorded CPD
  3. Worked at a senior level for at least 5 years

For those who are eligible, gaining Chartered MCIPS designation and status involves 2 stages, and you need to successfully complete Stage 1 to move onto Stage 2.

Stage 1 - Application Process

1. Complete Ethics eLearning and test – Access Test

2. Complete CIPS online application - Form

If not already a CIPS Member, join online using the Voucher code ROINEW20 JOIN NOW (Cost of membership with this voucher code is €100, saving €185)

Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed to confirm the CIPS IIPMM Pathway is the most appropriate route for you to achieve Chartered MCIPS.

Once your application has been approved, we will then contact you to confirm acceptance onto the pathway, and to invite you to make payment of the assessment fee (€390, saving €520).

Stage 2 - Assessment

Once your application has been approved you will need to be issued with a link to complete an online IIPMM Pathway to  Chartered MCIPS assessment. This consists of 100 multiple choice questions covering 10 themes that should take around 90 minutes, all measured at the Professional Level of the CIPS Global Standard. Find out more

Outcome:

Successful - results in your CIPS membership being upgraded to Chartered MCIPS.

More to do - if there are up to 3 themes that require improvement, you can choose to complete a Professional Development Plan at a cost of €290. Please contact pathways@cips.org for assistance.

For those who are eligible, gaining Chartered MCIPS designation and status is done through the Management Entry Route (MER). Details of the process can be found here

Please note your exclusive offer for this pathway:

  • 12 months membership: €100 (saving €185)
  • Personalised Management Entry Route: €790 (saving €115). Pathway must be completed by 31 December 2021.

For ex-IIPMM members

  • 12 months membership: €100 (saving €185)
  • Personalised Management Entry Route: €390 (saving €520). Pathway must be completed by 30 April 2021.

For Experienced Professionals in the Republic of Ireland

  • 12 months membership: €100 (saving €185)
  • Personalised Management Entry Route: €790 (saving €115). Pathway must be completed by 31 December 2021.

The Management Entry Route (MER) is an experiential route to MCIPS, designed for procurement professionals who are already operating in a senior strategic role within procurement or supply chain management with extensive on-the-job experience. You will be assessed for your experience, knowledge and responsibility through an online questionnaire and for those who are not ex-IIPMM members, a telephone interview.

You would be advised to apply again in six months’ time. You will still be an Affiliate Member of CIPS for 12 months and able to access CIPS services and MyCIPS.

The CIPS Ethics Test can be retaken immediately, but has to be successfully passed before you can undertake the pathway to MCIPS assessment.

You must hold current CIPS Affiliate membership to apply for either pathway.

Review each theme of the CIPS Global Standard at the Professional Level and ensure you are familiar and confident in each of the competency areas upon which you will be assessed.

View the Global Standard

No, a requirement of the application to the Pathway is the completion of the CIPS Ethics Test. If you have completed this, you will not be assessed any further on Ethics. The online assessment will cover the remaining ten themes.

Your first step is to join online: JOIN NOW

Please use the voucher code ROINEWS20 to join for only €100, saving €110.

Find out more about your journey to Chartered MCIPS as a student.

Please email pathways@cips.org for assistance.

Please contact our Customer Services team at customer.services@cips.org

for assistance.

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