CIPS @ British Council
CIPS @ British Council 

CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for profit organisation that exists for the public. We have the largest membership of procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries, sectors and job activities and have a global community of over 115,000 in 150 countries. Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as the drivers of leading-edge thinking and professionalism in procurement and supply.

CIPS holds exams in international centres three times a year, May, July and November.  For each of our qualifications you are required to complete five units. You will be required to join CIPS as a Student Member before you can enter for an exam.  

How do I become a CIPS member ?

  1. Download and complete a CIPS Membership Application form 
  2. Pay the Ksh. equivalent of the pound amount given by CIPS to the British Council. This payment can be made at any Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya . Customized British Council deposit slips are available in all Standard Chartered Bank Branches.
  3. Submit completed form and the blue copy of the bank deposit slip to the British Council office Upper Hill office.
  4. The CIPS membership  fees are :

    • £100 for New Membership
    • £65 for Membership Renewal 

How do I register?

Once you have registered with the CIPS, they will send you your login details and details of the level of examination you should sit.

Candidates can register for a May, July or November exam by completing a CIPS exam form (available from British Council offices or the CIPS website).

Complete the form and submit it at the  British Council office, alongside a British Council Examination Entry Form and the yellow copy of the bank deposit for the relevant amount.

Please contact us to find out more.

Please note that our exchange rate for the month of September 2019 is Kes 127 to £1

CIPS Exam fees:

  • £63 for Certificate
  • £78 for Diploma 

CIPS membership fees:

  • £100 for New Membership
  • £65 for Membership Renewal
  • £35 Renewal Penalty  

CIPS exemption fees:

  • £100

How to pay

Check the exchange rate for the month before making any payments 

Payment mothods:

1.Bank Transfer 

2.Online Payments 

3.Cash deposit 

Bank Transfer:

•You may make payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or RTGS with the relevant details to facilitate the same being as shown below

•All bank transfer charges should be factored in when making the bank transfer and must be cleared before your application is confirmed 

•Payments made without the transfer fees will be deducted automatically

Online Payments:

Payments can also be made using a bank credit or debit card 

All candidates should print their payment confirmation and attach to their application 

Cash Deposit through the bank:

All cash deposit payments should be made at Standard Chartered bank - any branch.

Kindly note that we do not accept Mpesa Payments or direct ATM deposits. 

Use the British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slips available in all Standard Chartered bank branches to make your payment  

Follow the instructions below to complete the virtual account deposit slip:

1.Ensure that your full candidate name is clearly indicated in the student name section. Your name must match the document (passport / ID) that you used to register with .

2.For all exams, candidates are required to bring their Original Kenyan ID  or valid valid passport. Kindly note that if you do not hold a Kenyan ID you must bring your country's original and valid passport with you on your exam day (We do not accept Alien ID cards).Your name on the bank slip must match this document.

3.Under the "Reference Code " Tab, this will be generated and issued to you by the British Council Customer Service Registration desk.

4.Under the  ‘Select the Appropriate Exam and Indicate its Virtual Account Number' Tab, enter the corresponding  CIPS Exam Virtual Account number which is: 9906614642599

•Note: It is important to enter correct information in the fields to prevent delays with tracking your payment.

•Kindly note that you are still required to bring in the yellow bank deposit slip copy to British Council to complete your registration. This needs to be submitted by the deadlines for your selected exams. Contact the Customer Services Team at British Council Nairobi for any further queries – Tel 020 283 6000 / 0732 117 000


About our Qualifications and Exams

We offer five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply:

  1. Certificate in procurement and supply operations 
  2. Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations   
  3. Diploma in procurement and supply  
  4. Advanced diploma in procurement and supply 
  5. Procurement diploma in procurement and supply 

Download our Guide to CIPS qualifications (

Find about more on the CIPS website


Become MCIPS

MCIPS membership grade is globally recognised as the professional licence signifying high achievement and ongoing commitment to excellence in procurement and supply.


How do I get my results ?

Results will be available on My CIPS.

More Information

Contact us to get more information about how we can help administer your exam.

Phone: 020 2836000   0732117000


Special Arrangements

If you have any special needs, please get in touch with us at least eight weeks before submitting your application. You should include any supporting documents, such as a medical certificate, with your exam registration paperwork.


The British Council and the exam boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. Therefore, please understand 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.

External links