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Why Join CIPS?

Explore how a career in procurement opens up a wealth of opportunities and can take you anywhere in the world.

Every organisation relies on buying things to run their business and as buyer you’re in an extremely powerful position. But because buyers often operate behind the scenes, many people aren’t aware of procurement and supply as a career choice. Top buyers are in huge demand around the world and can achieve extremely high positions within companies. Join online today.

  Benefits of CIPS Membership

Your career in procurement and supply

Join OnlineYou may be in the first stages of considering a future in procurement and supply or you may already be working as a buyer. If you’re serious about your career, you should be part of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and take the qualifications you need to reach the highest levels in the profession. MCIPS (Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) is the internationally recognised standard for a procurement professional and marks you out as at the top of your game, significantly enhancing your career and earning prospects.

CIPS is the leading voice of the procurement and supply profession and, with a global community of over 200,000 in 150 countries, the largest. We set the standards for the profession and are the only regulated body in the world to promote a Code of Conduct.


Use the new self-assessment tool to guide your own learning and development. Align yourself against the Global Standard and plan your next career move.

Save money

Join OnlineAs a member, you will save money on our training courses and conferences, and when you buy from our bookshop, along with a range of other items and services.

Training courses   10% discount on all training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.
CIPS book store   Up to 15% discount on books from the CIPS book store, including course books and a range of further reading text books.
Propurchaser   Drive down purchase costs with Propurchaser. This online tracking system reports on material costs from your suppliers helping you to buy "smart". Benefit from a 19% discount and free 60 day trial.
NUS Extra Student Card   CIPS students from around the world are eligible to register for the National Union of Students (NUS) Extra Student Card to receive hundreds of amazing discounts.

Access professional resources

Join OnlineThroughout the year you will receive: Supply Management magazine which features the latest news and job opportunities in the profession, monthly industry updates and study aids, access to our comprehensive online knowledge resource, CIPS Knowledge, and invitations to member events and conferences.

CIPS Knowledge   A comprehensive online knowledge and information resource that covers key topics in procurement and supply management.
Supply Management   This free magazine includes latest news, job opportunities and current developments in purchasing and supply. Value £110 per year.
Legal Helpline   A free legal helpline based on UK law is available for all members, worth £35 per call.
CIPS Updates   A selection of e-newsletters sign posting members into the latest resources, study materials, events and procurement vacancies together with a knowledge update on topical procurement issues.
Ethical procurement and supply e-learning   CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply is an E-learning course which culminates in an online test. It is designed for anyone who works with suppliers and needs to understand how to help prevent issues regarding fraud bribery corruption and human rights abuses. Free to members until October 2016.
Study support   Optimise your study time by using our online study support, including sample questions, past papers and exam technique guides.
CPD   Keep a tangible record of your activities counting towards your continuing professional development and gain greater recognition for your learning.

Stay connected

Join OnlineA global community of over 200,000 members in 150 countries who we bring together to share news and ideas through member events, networking opportunities and discussion forums.

Member events   Held throughout the UK and featuring expert speakers on topical issues. Value £300 per year.
Networking   Join your local branch and meet people with similar professional interests and concerns. Specialist groups also bring together members with experience and knowledge in a specific specialist subjects.
Professional Register   Online search facility freely accessible by all enabling you to provide evidence of your membership status and completion for CIPS ethical procurement and supply e-learning.