UNDP/CIPS Procurement Training and Certification Programme 2011


The United Nations Development Programme offers specialised procurement training and certification courses to staff from the UN system, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, staff from partner governments and development lending institutions.

UNDP/CIPS Cooperation on Procurement Training and Certification

UNDP procurement certification courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), one of the leading bodies representing the field of procurement and supply chain management, hereby assuring compliance with high international qualification standards.

All UNDP courses are tailored to reflect common United Nations and public procurement rules, policies and procedures - hereby offering a unique qualification system, customized to UN and public procurement requirements.

In 2011 the "Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3" is introduced in the series of CIPS accredited procurement certification programme.  A prerequisite for participation in Level 3 is completion of the "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2" (offered in English and Spanish), or equivalent course.

In parallel with the roll-out of the UNDP/CIPS procurement certification programme, UNDP continues to offer its standard and tailor-made training courses. All training courses can be delivered at the client's preferred location and time, on a cost recovery basis.  This is often the most cost-efficient way to train a larger group of staff/counterparts. Please contact to discuss the options.

Courses are offered on a recurring basis at the following locations: Bangkok, Dubai, Nairobi, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, New York and Panama (delivered in Spanish).

Click here to access the 2011 Training Course Catalogue & Calendar.

For enquiries please contact UNDP procurement training unit on

For more details on training course subjects and for on-line registration please click here

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