CIPA Certification

Embark on a learning journey with our 40-hour Procurement Audit Training Program. This comprehensive Certified International Procurement Auditor (CIPA) Certification looks into the theoretical and practical aspects of procurement audit. This program helps participants to understand and navigate the evolving landscape. Aspiring auditors will gain the knowledge needed to perform procurement audit functions effectively. Whether it's adapting to global consumer markets or leveraging technological advancements for procurement on any scale. This training program ensures a deep understanding of the changing dynamics.

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  • 28 Jul, 2024 / 28 Jul, 2024
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What is The CIPA Certification All About?

The CIPA Certification emphasizes the key aspects of the procurement function including planning, organizing, and controlling the procurement audit function. It provides clear guidance, ensuring individuals understand the functioning of procurement audit and excel in its application.

Why is Getting Trained on CIPA Certification Important?

Getting trained on CIPA Certification is important for these reasons:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of purchasing operations 
  • Develop performance standards and operational guidelines to improve the effectiveness of the purchasing process.
  • Master ethical standards specifically tailored for purchasing operations.

Why Do Companies Hire Professionals With CIPA Certification?

The CIPA Certification is a globally acknowledged credential. It guarantees that procurement processes align with company policies. Hence prevents any form of corruption. It centres around scrutinizing transactions and adhering to established standards.

Industry Trends

The projected growth of the global procurement market is estimated at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2020 to 2030. Within this landscape, procurement audit is extremely crucial for the procurement process. It creates career advancements for professionals. Hence holding the CIPA Certification becomes increasingly important.

Market trends

The CIPA Certification carries significant merits in the procurement job market. As the demand for procurement professionals continues to rise in the field of procurement. Those holding this certification find themselves at the forefront of exciting career advancements. The certification's unique set of benefits positions them strategically in the market. 

Salary Trends

The need for procurement audit specialists is experiencing substantial growth. They help in shaping and streamlining organizational procurement practices. Organizations are recognizing the importance of procurement specialists. Hence the demand for CIPA Certification is witnessing an increase in demand.

These are some of the salaries earned by professionals after completing CIPA Certification in the following areas:

  • ⮞ Dubai: AED 17,000 monthly
  • ⮞ Sharjah: 19,604 Dirham 

These figures indicate the lucrative job opportunities and financial rewards after completing the CIPA Certification. This makes it a valuable investment in one's career.

Demand & Opportunities

Regularly reviewing procurement contracts, and vendor history is crucial to guarantee accuracy. Professionals holding the CIPA Certification are well aware of the skills to conduct these reviews effectively. 

Some of the notable job opportunities are as follows:

  1. Procurement Auditors
  2. Procurement Audit Specialists 
  3. Supplier Quality Auditors
  4. Procurement Compliance Specialists
  5. Procurement Analysts

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the CIPA Certification will enable you to:

  • Prepare meticulous procurement audit plans
  • Learn to prepare an efficient organizational and staffing structure 
  • Understand various methods for reviewing and evaluating procurement processes
  • Learn to examine the target organization's procurement system
  • Master strategies for organizations to meet the criteria of a world-class procurement system

Course Module

  • Develop the Plan and Schedule
  • Obtain Advanced Data and Information
  • Refine the Scope of the Review 
  • Arrange on-site Review
  • Conduct a Pre-Review Meeting 
  • Conduct Entrance Conference with the Organization
  • Review Policies, Procedures, and Forms 
  • Review Random Sample of Purchase Orders and Contracts 
  • Compile and Analyze Statistics 
  • Interview other Procurement Personnel 
  • Final Review of Team Input 
  • Write Preliminary Observations and Findings 
  • Informal Exit with Procurement  Staff 
  • Discuss Observations/Findings with the Sponsor 
  • Formal Exit Conference 
  • Write Reports and Recommendations 
  • Evaluate the Corrective Action Plan

Program Dates

28 Jul
  • 02:00 PM
  • Sun
  • Classroom
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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods

Ahmed Karar, an accomplished Senior Contracts, Procurement, and Supply Chain Specialist with a solid engineering background, has honed his expertise in navigating the intricacies of the industry. Certified at CIPS Level 4 and serving as a CIPS trainer, Ahmed brings a meticulous and methodical approach to his role.

With an in-depth understanding of the UAE market and supplier landscape, Ahmed has successfully managed the capital purchasing category. His extensive experience includes overseeing EPC projects, where he excels in contract terms drafting, contract creation, legal considerations, implementation, administration, and overall contract management.

A seasoned professional in Oil and Gas Public Procurement, Ahmed is committed to achieving objectives of competition, Value for Money, and Accountability in all procurement activities. His comprehensive skill set extends to coordinating logistics operations seamlessly.

As a subject matter expert in SCM, Procurement and Logistics, Ahmed Karar offers 14+ years of expertise to his role as a trainer. His dedication to excellence and strategic approach make him a valuable asset in shaping successful procurement strategies and ensuring the efficient management of contracts.

Core Competencies

  • ⦾ Procurement Negotiation
  • ⦾ CIPS Level 4
  • ⦾ Supply Chain Management
  • ⦾ Logistics

Professional Qualifications

  • ⦾ Master Of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Power Plants)
  • ⦾ Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering 


  • ⦾ CIPS Level 4, Diploma in Procurement and Supply 
  • ⦾ Prince2 Practitioner, Project Management Methodology 
  • ⦾ PMP, Project Management Framework 
  • ⦾ IELTS 

Professional Skills

  • ⦾ CIPS trainer 
  • ⦾ ERP system and MS Office package
  • ⦾ Project Management 
  • ⦾ Supply Chain Modeling (Monte Carlo Analysis) and Cost Controlling
  • ⦾ Material Sourcing and Distribution 
  • ⦾ Contract Development and Management 
  • ⦾ Supplier Negotiations

Mr. Ahmed Karar

Why Count on Learners Point?

Being the leading course provider of the CIPA Certification, at Learners Point Academy we help professionals get equipped with the necessary skill set for a successful career ahead.

Following are the USPs our CIPA Certification offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organisations face and formulate our training course evaluating practical requirements
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while delivering in a demanding role
  • Our bespoke CIPA Certification also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment
  • Apart from organising group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our training program
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional

Learners Experience

"I chose Learners Point Academy for the CIPA Certification, and it exceeded my expectations. The course modules, coupled with the hands-on experience, not only helped me secure a role as a procurement analyst but also gave me a competitive edge in the job market."

Naim Ali

Procurement Analyst

"The CIPA Certification program provided me with a deep understanding of procurement audit. The focus on industry trends and market demands made the course relevant and valuable. I now feel well-prepared to contribute to any organization's procurement processes."

Riaz Shah

Procurement Compliance Specialist

"Completing the CIPA Certification was a game-changer for my career. The comprehensive course content, industry insights, and guidance from experienced trainers have given me the confidence to take on challenging roles in procurement audit."

Razia Humin

Procurement Audit Specialist

"Learners Point Academy's CIPA Certification goes beyond theory. The real-world scenarios and practical assignments prepared me for the dynamic field of procurement. The guidance received has been instrumental in my professional growth."

Waqar Vaid

Supplier Quality Auditor

"The CIPA Certification at Learners Point Academy transformed my understanding of procurement audit. The hands-on experience and practical case studies made the complex concepts clear. Now, I'm equipped to excel in my role as a procurement auditor."

Mubin Sheikh

Procurement Auditor

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FAQs on CIPA Certification

The CIPA in CIPA Certification stands for Certified International Procurement Auditor.

The passing mark of CIPA Certification is 50%.

After completing CIPA Certification students learn:

1) Overview of various types of Audit
2) Objectives of Procurement Audit
3) Authority Limits and Powers
4) Compliance with Laws e.g., AML/KYC
5) Procurement Stages and Frauds

The exam format of CIPA Certification is computer-based multiple choice questions (MCQs).

Yes, the student will receive a certificate after completing CIPA Certification specially issued by Learners Point Academy (LPA).

There are in total 80 exam questions asked in CIPA Certification.

The CIPA Certification is conducted in three ways:

1) Online Sessions
2) Offline Sessions
3) Blended Training Sessions

Students learn these valuable tools after completing the CIPA Certification:

1) Procurement Audit
2) Benefits of Procurement Audit
3) 5 Pillars of Procurement
4) 6 Principles of Purchasing
5) Understand how to plan, execute and report audits

Yes, the CIPA Certification is globally recognized.

Apart from theoretical knowledge, the CIPA Certification comprises of:

1) Interactive Sessions
2) Doubt Clearing Sessions
3) Solving of Case Studies
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