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 programs 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 (£100) can be made by 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 centers.

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.