Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K)

Course Overview

The course is designed to equip trainees with knowledge, practical skills, and attitudes that will enable him/her to perform duties as a buyer, supply chain managers, supervisors and/or directors in an organization. To achieve this, units such as; Asset Management and Managerial Accounting, Finance in Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Leadership and Governance, and Public Private Partnerships are on offer, in addition to core Supply Chain Management subjects. The entire program comprises three parts including industry-based learning.

The Professional Course in Supply Chain Management is packaged into three (3) Parts namely:

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


Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • Degree with at least 480 credits in relevant subject areas or equivalent prior learning experience and/or a qualification in the relevant subject area or 600 credits after KNQA Level 2, APS-K with 3 years’ relevant work experience, Diploma or KCSE C+

Career Options

  • 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 Total Qualification Time is 1,250 hours -1800 hours (1 year)

Mode of Study

  • Daily (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 11.30 am – 2.00 pm, 2.30 pm – 5.00pm, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
  • Weekends (Saturday)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • November
  • December

Course units outline

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


CPSP-K Fee (Ksh)
CPSP Registration 5.500
CPSP Reinstatement 5,500
CPSP Renewal (annual) 1,500
CPSP Part I Examination   (per paper) 2,500
CPSP Part II Examination  (per paper) 3,500
CPSP Part III Examination  (per paper) 4,000
Industry-Based Learning 15,000

Six (6) exemptions are awarded if the student has done similar units/qualifications in their Degree, or Masters level.

  • CPSP Part 1 (per paper) = 3,750
  • CPSP Part 2 (per paper) = 5,250

Mode of Application

  • 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.)

Payment Details


College of Human Resource Management (CHRM)

Bank Name Branch Branch Code Swift Account Number
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Biashara street Branch 263 KCBLKENX 1180194667

MPESA​ ( Paybill Number – 522123 ) Follow the steps below to pay

  1. Select Pay Bill from M-Pesa menu
  2. Enter business no. 522123
  3. Enter Account No. 80295K(YourName)- Max 16 Characters
  4. Enter the amount to pay
  5. Enter PIN number
  6. Confirm payment details and submit payment


Application Form

Fee Structure

Course Brochure

Professional Programmes
Course Category
Modes of Study
Evening, Weekends, Online
Intake Periods
April, August, December, June, May, November
Course Duration
6 Months
Examination Body