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British Council

About CIPS 

CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for profit organisation that exists for the public.  We have the largest membership of procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries, sectors and job activities and have a global community of over 115,000 in 150 countries.  Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as the drivers of leading-edge thinking and professionalism in procurement and supply.

Become MCIPS

MCIPS membership grade is globally recognised as the professional licence signifying high achievement and ongoing commitment to excellence in procurement and supply.

About our qualifications and exams

We offer five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply:

  1. Certificate in procurement and supply operations 
  2. Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations   
  3. Diploma in procurement and supply  
  4. Advanced diploma in procurement and supply 
  5. Procurement diploma in procurement and supply 

Click here to download our Guide to CIPS qualifications 

CIPS holds exams in international centres three times a year, May, July and November.  For each of our qualifications you are required to complete five units. You will be required to join CIPS as a Student Member before you can enter for an exam.  

CIPS in Ghana

How do I become a CIPS member?

TO BECOME A MEMBER

  1. Download and complete a CIPS Membership Application form (142 KB).
  2. Pay the Cedi equivalent of the pound amount given by CIPS to the British Council. This payment can be made at any Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana using the British Council deposit slip - Account number 99055 plus the last six digits of any national ID. 
  3. Submit completed form and the green copy of the bank deposit slip to your nearest British Council office.

TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

  1. Download and complete a British Council CIPS Membership Renewal form (38 KB).
  2. Pay the Cedi equivalent of the pound amount given by CIPS to the British Council. This payment can be made at any Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana using the British Council deposit slip - Account number 99055 plus the last six digits of any national ID. 
  3. Submit completed form and the green copy of the bank deposit slip to your nearest British Council office.

Important: your application will not be processed until payment and completed forms have been received.

How do I register?

When you have registered with the CIPS, they will send you login details and details of the level of examination you should sit.

Candidates can register for a May, July or November exam by completing a CIPS exam form (available from British Council offices or the CIPS website).

All payments must be made by Bank Deposit to British Council at any Standard Chartered Bank to the

 VA account numbers below:

• For CIPS exams fee - write six zeroes(000000) against 9910503 on the Virtual Account deposit slip

• For CIPS Membership fee - write six zeroes(000000) against 9910504 on the Virtual Account deposit slip

The completed forms  must be submitted to their nearest British Council office, alongside a British Council Examination Entry Form and the green copy of the bank deposit for the relevant amount. 

Please contact us to find out more. 

How do I get my results?

  • Results will be available on My CIPS.

Special arrangements

If you have any special needs, please get in touch with us at least eight weeks before submitting your application. You should include any supporting documents, such as a medical certificate, with your exam registration paperwork. 

Disclaimer

The British Council and the exam boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. Therefore, please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

Where you can sit your exam

The exam venue will be communicated to candidates

More information

Contact us to get more information about how we can help administer your exam.

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