Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

CIPS is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession.

Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS promotes and develops high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management.

Please note that you need to be a CIPS member before registering for an exam.

CIPS membership

Become a member of CIPS

CIPS requires you to be a member prior to registering for any exams. Membership registration is open throughout the year. To apply as a new member, download and complete the Africa application form. When you have completed your registration, you will receive login details from CIPS.

Renew your CIPS membership

To  renew your membership, download and complete the renewal application form (PDF, 40.5 KB). Bring it to our office or email it to along with a scanned copy of your proof of payment. You can also keep your details up-to-date via your My CIPS.

Exam dates, fees and locations

CIPS exams are offered three times a year – May, July and November.



Exam week (May 2016 session):                                Monday 16 May 2016 – Friday 20 May 2016

Exam Entry Closure (May 2016 session):                 Friday 18 March 2016

Exam Cancellation deadline (May 2016 session)    Friday 1 April 2016

Results Published (May 2016 session):                    Wednesday 3 August 2016


Exam week (July 2016 session):                                Monday 18 July 2016 – Wednesday 20 July 2016

Exam Entry Closure (July 2016 session):                 Friday 27 May 2016

Exam Cancellation deadline (July 2016 session)    Friday 10 June 2016

Results Published (July 2016 session):                   Wednesday 5 October 2016


Exam week (November 2016 session):                      Monday 14 November 2016 – Friday 18 November 2016

Exam Entry Closure (November 2016 session):        Friday 16 September 2016

Results Published (November 2016 session):          Wednesday 1 February 2017  


Exam venue:

Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA), Exhibition Hall 2. Lugogo Show Grounds, after Game Lugogo store. P.O. Box 6966 Kampala.


Examination fees can  be found on the CIPS website  or see the CIPS fees document at the bottom of this page in the downloads section


Fees are payable in Ugandan Shillings. The exchange rate is determined by the British Council on a monthly basis.

How do I register for an exam?

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 and submitting it to our British Council office.

1. Download the CIPS enrolment guides and forms. The enrolment guide  forms for November exams are located at the bottom of this page.

2. Make payment via electronic bank transfer or direct deposit to:

  • Bank: Stanbic Bank
  • Account number: 9030005677164
  • Currency: Uganda shilling
  • Swift code: SBICUGKX

Please use the correct ‘number’ reference below on your payment:

  • 51 – CIPS exam
  • 61 – new CIPS membership fees
  • 62 – CIPS renewal
  • 63 – CIPS exemption fees

British Council deposit slips are provided at Stanbic Bank branches countrywide.

3. Sign the application and submit the completed application and proof of payment via email to or fax it to +256 414 254 853.

4. Once payment has been made you will receive confirmation of your registration.

CIPS will send you the statement of entry. If you do not receive the statement of entry form CIPS two weeks before the exam, please contact CIPS.

Your statement of entry will include your exam timetable.

Once you are registered you can also check your exams itinerary and update your contact details on the My CIPS webpage.

Be sure to browse the CIPS website for essential resources for students and trainers who are studying, taking exams or training for CIPS qualifications.


Results will be available on My CIPS.


Please refer to our examinations refund policy.

What to bring to your exam

Please bring the following with you to your exam session:

  • identification such as a valid International Passport or National ID Card
  • statement of entry
  • pens and pencils in a clear plastic bag
  • basic calculator

No electronic devices, e.g. mobile phones, are allowed to be taken into the exams.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the exams team for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We are sure you will understand, however, 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.

Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Before registering, please check the CIPS fees document below for the fees for the next session of exams.