No, it isn’t but why wouldn’t you?
There is no charge for doing so and in one step you will be signalling to your peer group and your employer that you are serious about committing to continually developing your knowledge, skills and building on your experience.
Will there be additional costs?
There will be no additional costs as a Chartered professional to your annual MCIPS/FCIPS membership fee.
The requirements for maintaining Chartered status will be subject to annual validation at the time of membership renewal. Membership will need to be kept current to retain Chartered professional recognition on the CIPS Professional Register
Am I eligible to upgrade to a Chartered professional?
If you can answer yes to the questions below then you are all set to apply:
- Do I currently hold the MCIPS or FCIPS designation?
- Is my membership up to date?
- Have I completed and recorded a minimum of 30 hours CPD activities over the last 12 months
- Is my CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply Certificate up to date?
If you are self-declaring your 30 hours CPD evidence it Is important to familiarise yourself with the CPD Audit Policy
For studying members grades, on successful completion of your programme and subject to meeting all of the requirements above anyone currently progressing any of the routes to MCIPS will be eligible for an upgrade to Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional status.
If you have any queries regarding Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional Status please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will be able to assist.
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