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4 Modules / 2 Years
K.C.S.E C+ Plus (KNEC)

g) Certified Procurement and Supply Professional -K (CPSP-K)

The course outline is aimed at supporting learners with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them perform duties as Buyer, Supply, Chain Manager, Supervisor, Director or Consultant for any organization.

To achieve this objective, the inbuilt modules such as Costing and Budgeting, Finance, Leadership, Governance and Project Management are incorporated into the curriculum in addition to core supply chain modules.

The program comprises of four parts including a research paper, and has been benchmarked to international curriculum and practice and standards. 

Course Description

The Professional Course in Supply Chain Management is packaged into four (4) parts namely:

  • Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART I
  • Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART II
  • Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART III
  • Certified Procurement and Supply Professional PART IV

The course is concerned with the application of procurement, supply principles and solving Supply chain challenges in a dynamic environment.

By the end of the course, the trainee should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of procurement and supply in an organization,
  • Execute procurement and supply process in an organization,
  • Apply ICT in Procurement and Supply process in an organization,
  • Effectively manage procurement and supply finance risks and documentation,
  • Establish procurement and supply audit framework,
  • Demonstrate knowledge and advice on mitigation of emerging issue in Supply Chain Management,
  • Appreciate the legal aspects in Supply Chain Management
  • Apply appropriate decision making tools in Supply Chain.

Individuals in Management should be able to;

  • Manage Procurement Projects
  • Apply research methodology principles, processes, theory and models in organizational problem solving Practice as a Supply Chain specialist/ consultant.

Course Duration

The course is designed to be covered in 1,250 hours.  

Examination Schedule

In every year, examinations will be conducted in the periods:

  • May / June
  • November / December

Part I

  • PL 1.01 Organizational Environment
  • PL 1.02 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works
  • PL 1.03 Procurement Planning
  • PL 1.04 Supply Chain Management Information System
  • PL 1.05 Contract Law and Negotiation
  • PL 1.06 Finance for Procurement

Part II

  • PL 2.01 Supply Chain Management for SMEs
  • PL 2.02 Procurement Costing and Budgeting
  • PL 2.03 Procurement of Consultancy Services
  • PL 1.04 Procurement Audit and Risk Management
  • PL 1.05 Quantitative Techniques
  • PL 1.06 Category Management

Part III

  • PL 3.01 Sustainable Procurement
  • PL 3.02 International Procurement
  • PL 3.03 Logistics and Inventory Managements
  • PL 3.04 Research in Procurement
  • PL 3.05 Operation Management

Part IV

  • PL 4.01 Procurement Governance
  • PL 4.02 Strategic Supply
  • PL 4.03 Procurement Leadership >
  • PL 4.04 Project Management
  • PL 4.05 Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • PL 4.06 Research Project in Procurement and Supply

To qualify for classes and exams, Membership & Exam Registration-Student to handle directly with KISM/KASNEB

Once registered, apply online via the Apply Now button and present your printed application letter together with your registration forms from KISM/KASNEB at the College of Human Resource Management at Ufundi Coop Plaza, 4th Floor.

A non-refundable Application fee of Kshs1000/- is applicable before any application can be processed. Deposits are done via a direct deposit into the following bank account. (NB: No Cash payments accepted.)


Bank Details:

Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank 

Branch Name: Biashara street  Branch

Account No. : 1180194667

In favour of: College of Human Resource Management (CHRM).



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  • COURSE TYPE: Professional
  • COURSE LEVEL: Higher Diploma
  • COURSE DURATION: 4 Modules / 2 Years


  • SUNRISE 6.30 am - 8.30 am Weekday Daily
  • FULLDAY 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Weekday Daily/Saturdays
  • EVENING 5.30 am - 8.30 pm Evening Daily and class on Saturday
  • COMBINE 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm Mon/Wed/Fri Evenings & Saturday Mornings
  • SATURDAY 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Every Saturday - whole day


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