“Universitatea Nationala de Aparare “Carol I” CIPS Study and Examination Centre of the famous Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) from UK was founded in Bucharest, in 2012, at the initiative of the same University, in partnership with Integrate Investment and Charles Kendall Group. Founded in 1932, CIPS represents the most prestigious institution dedicated to professional development in procurement, forming a network of 64 study centres, spread across 150 countries globally, thus encompassing a community of 94,000 professionals.
Procurement represents the central point of commerce, and in order to succeed, a business needs qualified professionals to do a exceptional job. This is just one of the roles of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – to develop professionals in procurement and supply.
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply supports the continuous development in procurement and supply, offering 5 Qualification levels, at the successful completion of which, students will receive an internationally recognised diploma, that will represent the ticket to the race for career enhancement.
Benefits of CIPS Qualifications:
- Specialization in procurement through aquiring skills and knowledge which enables a more comprehensive approach of procurement activities;
- Exceptional professional development;
- International recognition of the qualifications;
- Recognition of the aquired added value and enhancement of opportunities for higher positions in the company;
- Networking and sharing experience within the wide professionals community.
To view the progression route to MCIPS (highest status awarded by CIPS) please open the CIPS Catalogue on the right.
That’s what they said
At the beginning of 2017 I had the inspiration to contact Integrate Investment CIPS Study Centre, an Approved Study Centre of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, in order to understand the opportunity of attending the “Diploma in Procurement and Supply” guided learning program. I’ve known for some time that this program is recognized to be a top reference and a benchmark by the international procurement community in terms of knowledge and excellence and once you will be able to pass all five exams, you could truly start to consider yourself a procurement professional. If in the initial phase I was a overwhelmed by the amount of information required to be studied, with a consistent guidance, intelligent and positive approach from my tutor (Ms. Violeta Simionescu), I was pleased to find that all topics were quite approachable and fairly easy to understand, especially if you already have some previous experience in procurement area. In order to be able to pass the tests, you must really commit yourself to this training program which requires time, focus, consistency, dedication and careful preparation, so you can fully and thoroughly understand the topics presented and deliver a solid examination paper. There are no shortcuts about it! In conclusion, it was one of the most pleasing, fruitful and rewarding learning experience I’ve encountered and I would recommend it without hesitation to all of you which are truly dedicated to a procurement career path.
Excellent program, the material was rich in useful and accessible content. Initially I thought it was too difficult for me, since I wasn’t even a procurement professional, but I made it to obtain my Advanced Certificate in one and a half year. It was the most interesting learning journey and I look forward to apply also all the knowledge I aquired.
It was an outstanding experience, and I want to express my appreciation to Integrate Investment for their great work to facilitate the learning process by clarifying the key concepts, presenting the “big picture” and positioning each concept at the right place. CIPS learning program is very challenging and demanding but it gives a great satisfaction after completion and set the students on a professional way with real chances for future growth. Integrate Investment CIPS Study Centre demonstrated the ability and expertise to create the professional environment for such qualification. Looking forward to for the next CIPS Level.