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Formal notice of CIPS qualifications review

CIPS has completed the review of its professional qualifications from Certificate (Level 2) through to Professional Diploma (Level 6). This review ensures that CIPS qualifications will continue to meet the future challenges and demands of global organisations and the procurement and supply profession as a whole.

What happens next?

Level 2 and Level 3 new syllabus courses started in January 2019.  The new syllabus courses for the Diploma levels (Level 4, Level 5, Level 6) started in June 2019.  Everything you have achieved in the 2013 syllabus will remain valid and transfer over.

How can I find out more about the new CIPS syllabus?

Aspire Procurement Training Ltd are running a series of free courses to provide information about the new syllabus from September 2019.  You can book a place by emailing


Where are the new Computer Based Exam (CBE) Centres?

Aspire Procurement Training Ltd have set up CBE Centres at their study centres in Warrington, Hull & Carlisle.  CIPS also have their own regional CBE Centres in most major cities in the UK.  Contact for more information.

When are the CIPS exam weeks?
The new syllabus exam weeks will be every two months starting running in January, March, May, July, September & November each year.

Your next communication from CIPS

CIPS will send regular updates to all members to keep you updated on the new syllabus.  To find out more contact us to book a place our free courses.   You can do this via our ENQUIRE NOW link on this website.

Free courses will run in Warrington, Carlisle, York and Hull.