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) will begin in June 2019. No immediate changes will happen with your current study plan so don’t stop or delay your studies as everything you achieve will remain valid and transfer over when we update our qualifications.
Keeping you informed
To ensure that you receive all communications about the progress of our qualifications review, please keep your contact details up to date in your MyCIPS account at all times. Aspire Procurement Training Ltd will also be running a series of free courses to provide information about the review to all students during April, May, June 7 July 2019. You can book a place by emailing
You can also speak to Aspire Procurement Training Ltd about your studies as we provide regular updates as the qualifications implementation progresses.
When will the changes affect me?
Students on Certificate and Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations qualifications
The new syllabus exam weeks will be every two months starting in March 2019. Exam weeks will be in January, March, May, July, September & November each year. Transition slides are available.
Students on Diploma, Advanced diploma and Professional diploma in procurement and supply qualifications
The new syllabus courses for the diploma levels will start in June 2019. Transition slides are available to show the 2013 units and their new syllabus equivalent modules.
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.