EIPM has developed three Certification Programmes covering the full spectrum of purchasing functions: Professional Buyers, Expert Buyers and Purchasing Managers.

The programmes meet the needs of purchasing practitioners seeking formal recognition of their professional skills.

The EIPM Certification enables purchasing professionals to keep their knowledge and skills relevant, applicable and competitive, whilst being an industry standard that is recognised worldwide.

Certification programmes are available on four continents, presented twice a year, and available in multiple languages through EIPM’s worldwide branches and training faculty.


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All candidates have access to an individual online talent assessment at the outset of their certification programme.

The programmes can be undertaken over a 3 to 24 month period. The courses are flexible and designed around compact, specialised, two or three-week modules, covering both strategic and operational perspectives, and a final project.

To be certified, participants need to attend the training modules, successfully pass all exams and complete and present a final approved project to a jury of professional practitioners and professors.


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