CIPS Certification

The CIPS Certification is an excellent course for individuals who want a procurement and supply career. The certification is issued by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. This certification gives you access to important information on procedures. Apart from that, it consists of important facts that are necessary for success. It is the ideal beginning for a prosperous career in the field of supply and procurement.

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What is The CIPS Certification All About?

CIPS Certification helps professionals to understand best practices in this field. This is within the broader business community and government guidelines. This is a key to joining a global network of professionals dedicated to understanding advancing procurement and supply standards.

Why is The CIPS Certification Important?

The CIPS Certification helps professionals in handling responsibilities in the field of procurement. According to CIPS' Measuring the Benefits report, a client with a CIPS Corporate Award achieved a 22% efficiency boost, 27% training enhancement, and a notable 45% reduction in staff turnover. This highlights the importance of CIPS membership. This in turn unlocks higher salaries and superior benefits.

Why Do Companies Hire Professionals After Completion of the CIPS Certification?

The CIPS Certification is customizable to match individuals' existing skills and years of experience. The courses are practical, featuring real-world business cases aligned with current market conditions. This approach ensures relevance and applicability in the present market situations.

Industry Trends


In the field of procurement, the adoption of software and automation tools is an emerging trend. This includes e-sourcing, e-procurement, and contract management. The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is also increasing. This in return contributes to more efficient processes. 

Market trends

A CIPS Certification assists professionals in navigating the trends. In 2023, supply chain trends emphasize the need for agile management, This helps them to face challenges like inflation, uncertain demand, and labour shortages. Procurement teams are shifting their focus to digital procurement, strategic sourcing, and risk management.

Salary Trends

Employers now prioritize CIPS Certification, with 58% emphasizing its importance in hiring. Professionals holding this certification enjoy a significant 20.1% pay advantage in professional roles.  

These are some of the salaries earned by professionals in the MENA region after completion of the CIPS Certification. The list is as follows:

  • ⮞Dubai: AED 10,000 monthly
  • ⮞Oman: OMR 1260 annually
  • ⮞Bahrain: BHD 11,360 annually

 

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

 

Demand & Opportunities


In a procurement and supply career, individuals play a crucial role in ensuring ethical practices. They protect individuals from abuse and mistreatment. A CIPS Certification helps you with the skills to excel in these responsibilities. Hence solidifying one's role in ethical procurement and business success.

Here are some of the demanded job roles after completion of the CIPS Certification:

  1. Procurement Managers
  2. Logistics and Operations Managers
  3. Category Managers
  4. Senior Buyers
  5. Procurement Administrators

Course Outcome


Successful completion of the CIPS Certification will enable you to:

  • Understand the fundamental processes in procurement and the industry's best practices.
  • Learn expert techniques for effective management of supplier relationships.
  • Master essential knowledge and skills for contracting and negotiating with business partners.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of key concepts crucial for developing procurement strategies.
  • Learn adept management of issues and conflicts during sourcing and supply processes.

Course Module


  • Module 1 - Introducing Procurement and Supply
  • Module 2 - Stakeholder Relationships
  • Module 3 - Inventory, Logistics, and Expediting
  • Module 4 - Procurement and Supply Operations
  • Module 5 - Systems Technology (3 Credits)

Learn more about our CIPS Level 2 training modules.

  • Module 1 - Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply (12 Credits)
  • Module 2 - Commercial Contracting (6 Credits)
  • Module 3 - Defining Business Needs (6 Credits)
  • Module 4 - Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (6 Credits)
  • Module 5 - Commercial Negotiation (6 Credits)
  • Module 6 - Whole Life Asset Management (6 Credits)
  • Module 7 - Supplier Relationships (6 Credits)
  • Module 8 - Procurement and Supply in Practice (12 credits)

Learn more about our CIPS Level 4 training modules.

  • Module 1 - Compulsory Units
    • Strategic Ethical Leadership (12 Credits)
    • Global Commercial Strategy (12 Credits)
    • Global Strategic Supply Chain Management (12 Credits)
    • Future Strategic Challenges for the Profession (6 Credits)
  • Module 2 - Elective Units
    • Strategic Programme Leadership (6 Credits)
    • Commercial Data Management (6 Credits)
    • Innovation in Procurement and Supply (12 Credits)
    • Supply Network Design (6 Credits)
    • Global Logistics Strategy (6 Credits)

Learn more about our CIPS Level 6 training modules.

  • Module 1 - Procurement and Supply Environments (6 Credits)
  • Module 2 - Contract Administration (6 Credits)
  • Module 3 - Ethical Procurement and Supply (6 Credits)
  • Module 4 - Team Dynamics and Change (6 Credits)
  • Module 5 - Elective Units-Socially Responsible Procurement (6 Credits)
  • Module 6 - Elective Units-Socially Responsible Warehousing and Distribution (6 Credits)

Learn more about our CIPS Level 3 training modules.

  • Module 1 - Compulsory Units
    • Managing Teams and Individuals (12 Credits)
    • Managing Supply Chain Risk (6 Credits)
    • Managing Ethical Procurement and Supply (6 Credits)
    • Advanced Contract and Financial Management (12 Credits)
    • Managing Contractual Risk (6 Credits)
  • Module 2 - Elective Units
    • Category Management (6 Credits)
    • Advanced Negotiation (6 Credits)
    • Operations Management (6 Credits)
    • Achieving Competitive Advantage Through the Supply Chain (6 Credits)
    • Project and Change Management (6 Credits)
    • Logistics Management (6 Credits)

Learn more about our CIPS Level 5 training modules.

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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods


 

 

We, at Learners Point, take immense pride in our teaching methods and instructors. Our instructors are some of the best experts from their fields and employ a practical approach to learning. Many of them are globally recognised and have a diverse set of experience in their field of expertise. You are always sure to have the best in the industry as your teachers who are ready to guide you at every step and make the experience informative yet enjoyable.  Apart from the focus on learning your chosen course, our instructors also encourage students to develop communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to excel in the practical world.

Our cutting edge teaching methods make every program an immersive and productive experience for the learners. Our learning methods are research-driven and are continuously updated to stay relevant to present times as well as the future. You will enjoy practical applications of everything learned through theory and regular mock examinations to help monitor your progress. Our courses are led by an instructor in a classroom setup and we do offer online high-quality sessions as well for individuals. We also monitor the training sessions with a progress tracker to maintain high standards of instruction & ethics.

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Why Count on Learners Point?


Being the leading provider of the CIPS 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 CIPS Certification offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organizations face and formulate our CIPS Certification 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 CIPS Certification also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment
  • Apart from organizing group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our CIPS training program
  • Being the leading training institute in Dubai, we also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional

Learners Experience


"As a logistics professional, the CIPS Certification was a perfect fit. It deepened my understanding of ethical procurement and supply chain risk management. The course's flexibility allowed me to balance learning with my busy schedule."

Garima Vaidi

Logistics Coordinator

"The CIPS Certification not only broadened my knowledge but also sharpened my decision-making abilities in procurement. Learners Point's emphasis on practical scenarios ensured I could apply what I learned directly to my role."

Muraq Shah

Procurement Manager

"Learners Point's CIPS Certification was instrumental in refining my negotiation and contracting skills. The program's relevance to current market conditions gave me a competitive edge in my career. Highly recommend it!"

Hareena Zaidi

Category Manager

"Completing the CIPS Certification was a game-changer. The comprehensive modules and expert guidance enhanced my understanding of procurement strategies. This certification opened doors to new opportunities in supply chain management."

Shamita Faraq

Supply Chain Analyst

"The CIPS Certification at Learners Point elevated my skills and confidence in procurement. The practical approach and real-world case studies provided invaluable insights. I feel well-prepared to tackle the challenges in my role."

Naik Hareen

Procurement Officer

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FAQs on CIPS Certification

The full form of CIPS Certification is the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Certification.

There are 5 different levels of CIPS Certification:
1) CIPS Level 2: Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations
2) CIPS Level 3: Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations
3) CIPS Level 4: Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations
4) CIPS Level 5: Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply
5) CIPS Level 6: Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply
The exam duration of CIPS Certification is two hours.
The passing mark of CIPS Certification is 70%.
The CIPS Certification has five levels. The prerequisites are as follows:
1) When a person takes up CIPS for the first time, it should be Level 2 or 3. This is when the person lacks training or work experience.
2) For Level 4, a person should be 21+ with at least two years of business experience, OR
3) A person who is 18+ with two A Levels (or equivalent) can also begin at Level 4
There are 100 questions in the CIPS Certification examination.
The exam pattern of CIPS certification is multiple choice questions (MCQ).
The validity of CIPS Certification is 3 years.
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