How long will it take to get certified?

The online training allows you to study at your own pace.

The CIPP program can normally be completed within one year (assuming +/-­ 5 hours of
study/month). For the CIAPP program, this will typically take 18 months to complete (assuming
+/-­ 5 hours of study/month).

What does the IFPSM certificate mean?

The IFPSM is the umbrella association of 48 national and regional purchasing
associations worldwide.
With more than 250,000 purchasing professionals it is the
largest and most global representative of the procurement and supply chain industry. The IFPSM’s
main goal is to significantly increase procurement professionalism for all buyers worldwide. For
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In order to further professionalize the profession, and in an attempt to bridge the gap between
education and the demand from employers, the IFPSM undertook a major research project called the
“Global Standard”. This Global Standard establishes clear, objective criteria for the assessment
and accreditation of educational programs of bachelor level. Programs meeting the Purchasing and
Supply Global Standard have objectively demonstrated their ability to produce graduates who meet
a rigorous world standard for procurement professionals.

When you join Procurement Academy’s CIPP and CIAPP programs you are joining a program with a
rigorous set of established standards and competencies for those engaged in an active
procurement role. The designations are recognized credentials throughout the world. Once
attained they signify that you as an individual have achieved a specific level of world-­class
training and experience and demonstrate an established level of knowledge necessary to
competently perform the work of a corporate buyer.

How can I apply?

Simply complete the application form on this page.

Please make sure that you provide ample evidence that you are fulfilling the admission criteria
for the curriculum of your choice. After reviewing your application, one of our customer service
representatives will contact you to set-up your account and to get you started on your training


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