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 procurement certification courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) assuring compliance with high international qualification standards as well as offering participants access to a world-wide community of procurement professionals.

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UNDP/CIPS Cooperation on Procurement Certification

All 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.