CIPS student

CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for profit organisation that exists for the public. It has the largest membership of procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries, sectors and job activities and a global community of over 200,000 in 160 countries.  


CIPS qualifications

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as the drivers of leading-edge thinking and professionalism in procurement and supply.  You can study CIPS qualifications at either Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Professional Diploma level.  

Exam dates and fees

CIPS holds computer-based exams six times a year in January, March, May, July, September and November. In Zambia paper-based exams are also available — twice per year, in May and November. Visit the CIPS website , choose your country, then select 'Exam dates and fees' and your chosen qualification for more information.

How do I book an exam?

Before you can book an exam you'll need to become a CIPS student member. To check membership fees and join online visit the CIPS website , choose your country, then select 'Membership fees and forms'. Once you've joined all you need to do is log out and in again, and you'll be able to book and pay for your exams online:

•In your CIPS account , go to the dashboard and select 'My exams' and 'Book exams'.

•For computer-based exams choose any of the three timeslots on any day during the exams week. Paper-based exams are timetabled and can also be booked online.

•Remember to book as early as you can to get your preferred timeslot and venue. External links Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) 

 If you opt to pay for exams or membership through the British Council an extra charge of  8GBP for exams and 11GBP for membership and renewal will apply. Contact customer services for further information.

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.

Getting your results

Your results wil be sent to you directly by CIPS

Special arrangements

For any special arrangements, please contact the British Council on and phone +260211376700

Where you can sit for your exam

We have exam centres in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone