UNDP Procurement Training and Certification Courses (CIPS)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The virtual UNDP/CIPS courses leads to the same level of qualification and certification as the traditional face-to-face classroom courses, and hereby provides a new, modern and flexible distance learning opportunity in full compliance with existing CIPS accredited learning standards. Please note that these virtual classes have limited spaces (25-30 participants per class) and are filling up very quickly.

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. 

UNDP/CIPS Cooperation on Procurement Certification

All UNDP/CIPS qualifications at Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3), and Diploma (Level 4) levels is 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 best practices.

Who can participate?

UNDP procurement training courses are open for registration for staff members from:

  • UN organizations
  • International Finance Institutions and their borrowers
  • Inter-governmental organizations
  • Local and international NGO’s
  • Governments

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Supply Chain Certification




Short (0-3 months)

  • English
  • French
  • In-Person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

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