Welcome to UNDP Procurement Training and Certification
The United Nations Development Programme offers specialised procurement training and certification to staff from the UN system, non-governmental organisations, international development financing institutions and their borrowers, and governments.
UNDP/CIPS Cooperation on Procurement CertificationAll training and certification courses are tailored to reflect UN and public procurement rules, policies, and procedures.
Each certification level provides a tailored set of student training materials, reference and work books, case studies, exercises, and an assessment process leading to a qualification accredited by CIPS, UK. Included in the package for for each level is also a first year student membership of CIPS, providing access to a world-wide community of procurement professionals.
A prerequisite for participation at Level 4 is prior successful completion of UNDP/CIPS Level 2 and Level 3 certification courses.
All of the above courses will be followed by a written Work Based Assessment. Assessments are optional for participants but are a requirement to achieve full CIPS accreditation.
All training courses employ modern adult participatory learning methods. Each training module commences with an overview of the rules, procedures and/or theory of the subject in question, and is then followed by case studies, group discussions or exercises. This creates a forum for participants to apply theory and methods to real cases and to foster productive knowledge sharing.
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UNDP/CIPS Partnership Recognized as World Leader in Training and Professional Development
UNDP and CIPS has been awarded the prestigious European Supply Chain Excellence Award 2012/2013 in recognition of the joint Procurement Training and Certification Programme and its success in professionalizing the UN and public procurement sector. Winning the Award is a ground –breaking accomplishment and it identifies the UNDP/CIPS Partnership as the standard bearer for procurement training and professional development bearer in the humanitarian sector. Click here to read more.