Certified International Procurement Starter (CIPS)

Procurement certification (Level 1)

this certification level is designed to introduce new entrants to the basic concepts and practices of procurement. It covers foundational knowledge needed to understand procurement roles, processes, and responsibilities, making it ideal for those starting their careers in procurement or those in related fields needing an understanding of procurement fundamentals.

Key Examination Areas

Introduction to Procurement

* Overview of procurement functions and roles

* Basic procurement processes and cycles

Ethical Procurement Practices

* Understanding ethical sourcing

* Importance of compliance in procurement

Fundamentals of Purchasing

* Types of purchasing (direct, indirect)

* Basic purchasing tools and documents (POs, RFQs, invoices, etc.)

Introduction to Contract Management

* Understanding contracts and agreements

* Basics of contract law

Supplier Interaction

* Basics of supplier selection

* Communication and negotiation skills

Exam details

Level

Starter L1

Format

30 MCQ

Duration

1.5 hours

Passing score

70%

ACCEA ID

30TG455-TH7759U-65

Who should get this certification?

This certification level is designed to introduce new entrants to the basic concepts and practices of procurement. Making it ideal for those starting their careers in procurement or those in related fields needing an understanding of procurement fundamentals.

Prepare confidently with unlimited mock exam trials.

Practice Mock Exam

01.

Risk-Free Final
Exam

By utilizing unlimited mock exam attempts, you can reduce the risk of failing the final exam and feel fully prepared.

Immediate Check Your Answer

For each question, check whether your answer is
correct or incorrect to reinforce learning and address gaps in knowledge.

Score at least 70% to achieve certification (three attempts included).

Pass Final Exam

Format and Questions

The final exam contains 30 multiple-choice questions designed to thoroughly test your understanding of the Body Of Knowledge – BOK.

Three Attempts

You have a total of three attempts to pass the final exam and earn your certification, and you must finish it within one month of your purchase.

02.
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Publish Your Certification

03.

Exam Result

Receive your exam summary & result instantly after submitting the final exam.

Certification

Once you pass, your lifetime certification will be immediately downloadable and shareable on LinkedIn and Facebook.

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

How is this certification recognized in the industry?

This certification is globally recognized and accredited by IPSCMI and ACCEA, boosting your professional credibility and visibility within the supply chain industry.

How will obtaining this certification impact my career prospects?

Earning this certification demonstrates to employers your proficiency in applying critical supply chain management concepts, significantly enhancing your qualifications for advanced roles.

How long does it typically take to complete this certification?

The completion time varies by individual, but all candidates have one month of access to unlimited mock exam trials and three final exam attempts, allowing you to progress at your own pace.

When can I start practicing with the mock exams after payment?

You will gain immediate access to the mock exam system as soon as your payment is processed.

Is there any support available during the certification process?

While direct instructional support is not offered, you have unlimited access to mock exam trials, providing a substantial resource for self-guided preparation.

If I fail the exam for this certification, what are my options?

You can retake the exam up to three times within the one-month access period, providing ample opportunity to enhance your understanding and secure your success.

Can I fit this certification into a busy schedule?

This certification is designed with flexibility in mind, providing online access to mock and final exams over a one-month period to accommodate your personal and professional commitments.

What is the refund policy for this certification?

Refunds are not available for this certification due to the immediate access to digital content and resources upon payment.

CIPS

Your next professional milestone awaits!

Receive your results instantly after completing the final exam. Once you pass, your lifetime certification will be immediately downloadable and shareable on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Unlock new career opportunities.

Validate your knowledge, demonstrate your professional growth with the CIPS certification

Just $250

(Lifetime Certification)

Trusted by over 1,200 companies world-wide

Testimonials

What employers say?

Insights from top companies about the benefits they have gained from hiring our IPSCMI-certified professionals.

We've seen remarkable improvements in our logistics and distribution efficiency since hiring IPSCMI-certified experts. Their training aligns perfectly with our goals for global distribution.

Linda García

Senior HR Manager

Candidates with IPSCMI certification are invariably well-prepared to handle complex challenges in supply chain and procurement management, making them invaluable to our team.

Richard Allan

Vice President of Human Resources

The strategic insights and robust methodologies that IPSCMI-certified candidates bring to our procurement processes are instrumental in driving our healthcare solutions to new heights

Sarah Johnson

Global Head of HR

Why wait? Advance your career today!

Take the next step in your professional journey—Get certified now and unlock new career opportunities!

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