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The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the leading body representing the field of purchasing and supply chain management. CIPS promotes and develops high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management. Please note that CIPS requires you to register as member before registering for an exam. For more information about CIPS memberships and qualifications, please visit the CIPS website.

The British Council administers exams on behalf of CIPS. Please read the frequently asked questions below for information about taking a CIPS exam with the British Council.

HOW DO I REGISTER AS A CIPS MEMBER?
CIPS requires you to be a registered member prior to registering for any exams. Only certain membership options are available overseas. Please visit the CIPS website to determine the option that best suits you. Membership registration is open throughout the year. To apply as a new member, download and complete the appropriate application form: Africa application form or Southern Africa application form.
Follow the instructions under 'What are the fees and how do I pay?'
HOW DO I RENEW MY CIPS MEMBERSHIP?
If you are already a CIPS member, use My CIPS to keep your details up-to-date.
To renew your membership, download and complete the renewal application form.
Follow the instructions under 'How and where do I pay?'
WHEN DO I REGISTER FOR MY EXAM?

Exam registrations are offered three times a year for sittings in May, July and November. The timetable is fixed by CIPS to help you with your exam planning.

Payment and Submission for May 2014 session by: 
Early bird closure 14 February 2014
Normal entry closure Friday 21 March 2014
Results Published Wednesday 6 August 2014
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY EXAM?

Download and complete the relevant application form (below) and then follow the payment instructions explained under 'How and where do I pay?'

Exam forms: 
International Certificate Programme
Level 4 Programme
Level 5 Programme
Level 6 Programme
Certificate
Diploma
Enrolment Guide
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION?
Once we have received confirmation of your application from CIPS, we will send you a notification within seven working days of payment. 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.
WHAT IS THE EXAM TIMETABLE?
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?

You will receive a statement of entry with your exam timetable from CIPS. This will help you in planning for your exam well in advance. Once you are registered you can also check your exams itinerary and update your contact details on My CIPS.

The CIPS website is full of essential resources for registered students and trainers who are studying, taking exams or training for CIPS qualifications.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EXAM?
1. Photographic ID (Passport or National Identity Card)
2. Your statement of entry (this states your candidate number)
3. Writing materials (pens, pencils, etc)

Please note: 
No mobile phones or electronic devices will be allowed into the exam venue.
If your pencil case is not transparent it will not be allowed into the venue.
WHEN WILL I GET MY RESULTS?
Results will be available on My CIPS.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Examination Fee
Early bird fees BWP 635
Normal fees BWP 685
Membership Renewal Fee
Diploma/Certificate/Student Member BWP 590
Full Member / Affiliate BWP 620
Fellow BWP 850
New Membership Fee
Full Member BWP 1095
Affiliate BWP 1095
Affiliate member progressing through the Management Entry Route BWP 1095
Student, Certificate, Diploma and Associate Member BWP 985
How and where do I pay?

We only accept payment via cash deposit into our bank account.

British Council banking details:

Account holder: British Council
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Limited
Branch code: 66 27 67
Branch name: Hemamo
Account number: 0100176604300
Type of account: Current
SWIFT Code: SCHBBWGX

Use your Name & Surname as payment reference. Please send your proof of payment or to SSA.Enquiries@britishcouncil.org or fax it to +27 (0)86 570 0422.

WHERE WILL I SIT MY EXAMS?
You will be notified in advance of the venue where it will take place.
NEED MORE ANSWERS?
If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly e-mail us for more information.
what is the refund policy?
Disclaimer

The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel 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. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.

Please refer to our Examinations Refund Policy for further info.

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