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Your Professional Licence

Excel in the field of procurement and supply to further your career.

Your professional licenceAs a fully qualified member of CIPS,  (MCIPS Chartered Procurement Professional) you will have achieved an internationally recognised award which represents the global standard within the profession for a procurement and supply professional.

MCIPS Chartered Professional can be achieved through:



Being awarded MCIPS Chartered Professional 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, to maintain your Chartered Status at each renewal you will be required to confirm annually that you have completed 30 hours CPD for the past 12 months, and have an up-to-date CIPS Ethics Certificate.   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 of our current members and their status can be found on our professional register.

The Benefits of MCIPS Status

Enjoy greater rewards
Procurement professionals who achieve MCIPS Chartered 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 Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional.

Achieve your potential
A professional qualification will enhance your skills and practices, and equip you with new ones, providing you with the tools you need to excel in your career in procurement and supply.

Gain a career advantage
Studying for and gaining MCIPS demonstrates your serious intent and commitment to your career; a huge advantage when it comes to career progression.

Upgrade to MCIPS

On successful completion of a programme and subject to meeting all of the requirements anyone currently progressing any of the routes to MCIPS will be eligible for Chartered Status upgrade.

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!"

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