Sometime back I received an email asking about exemptions when joining CIPS. I think I have previously just touched on the exemptions simply because most people with a first degree start at CIPS level 4 Diploma.
My thinking behind exemptions is that it is NOT necessary and I will share why.
- You have to submit an application with certain requirements which are assessed and then you pay per course that you wish to be exempted from.
The current fee (until November 2017) for each unit exemption is £100.
- If you truly are coming into CIPS with the aim to studying to be a full Procurement Professional then learning is your goal. If learning is the goal then why even apply for an exemption? Get in the system study and stop looking for shortcuts.
- By you going through the system and taking each CIPS course that you need to, it really gives you an appreciation for MCIPS and for the journey.
- Even though you apply for exemption, it is NOT guaranteed that you will get it.
If you are just getting start on studying for CIPS go through all the free information I have shared here.