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More Opportunities to Succeed in 2019

CIPS 10 December 2018

CIPS has launched new computer based exams (CBEs) for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

By introducing computer based exams (CBE) you will now have six opportunities per year to take exams, giving you more opportunities to succeed:

Exam will be available globally in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Book now for our NEW CBEs for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations, March 2019 exam series.

Not taking Level 2 or 3?
For Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Advanced Diploma and Level 6 Professional Diploma are still paper based exams on the current syllabus and only available in the UK in March 2019.

The last global opportunity to take exams for each of the current diploma level qualifications is May 2019. The first global opportunity to take exams based on the updated 2018 syllabus will be July 2019.

View key dates to remember for Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Advanced Diploma and Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Book early and get your preferred exam time
Booking places for our new CBEs will be different to how you may have booked in the past. Use our study and exam centre finder to find out where to take your exam. If you're studying with a study centre, they will organise this for you.

Find out your next exam series.

Important steps for you to follow

  • When you know your preferred exam location, go to your My CIPS account and book exams
  • Choose any of the 3 timeslots on any day during the exam week for Objective Response (OR) exams
  • Exam bookings are live, so your place is confirmed as soon as you book
  • Make sure you get the timeslot you want by booking as soon as possible
  • Don’t worry if you miss out - with six exam sittings a year in most countries, there will be another slot available soon.
  • New Levels 2 and 3 exams are available to book from December 2018
  • New Levels 4, 5, 6 exams will be available to book from March 2019

New study guides
Our learning resources have been completely redesigned and rewritten to give you every chance of success in your exams. The new study guides are available now for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate modules.

View the full summary of the changes to all of our qualifications is available on our website, along with advice on how you can benefit the most from these changes.

Good luck with your future exams.

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