Kenya Institute of Supplies Management will host day and evening classes for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Diploma Program at the KISM Professional Training Center, Cambrian Bldg, Moi Avenue. Intakes are in January and July every year. Classes take place Monday to Friday (10.00am – 1.00pm for daytime and 5.30pm - 8.30pm for evening classes) and Saturday (8.00am – 5.00 pm).

The CIPS qualifications ladder provides benchmark education programmes for the procurement and supply profession throughout the world. It has several levels of awards namely;

  • Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations;
  • Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations;
  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply;
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply;
  • Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply;

CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community to support professional development and to help organizations achieve all-round excellence in procurement.  The CIPS Diploma in Purchasing and Supply is a high level qualification accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in the UK and appears on the Register of Regulated Qualifications. Please refer to

CIPS Entry Requirements:

  • High school certification is required for entry into the certificate level.
  • Entry into Diploma requires an advanced certificate, other relevant reputable qualification or University degree or 2 yrs working experience.
  • Exemptions are issued on application to, and at the discretion of the CIPS-UK.

Points to Note

  • Note: Admission into CIPS membership and eligibility to undertake CIPS exams is determined by CIPS – UK.
  • Registration as a student member is required for eligibility to sit CIPS exams. Payment (£84) can be made through the British council.
  • Exams registration is done by making payment at the British Council or directly to CIPS. Examinations are held at the British Council or other accredited center.
  • Fee per paper amounts to £65 early registration and £70 for late registration
  • Additional information on the CIPS program is available on
  • Contact the British Council Nairobi on tel. 020-2836000 to get details on exam and membership registration.

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