CIPS Qualifications by Commerce Edge

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Commerce Edge offers you different options depending on the level of support you require
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Commerce Edge is the largest CIPS study centre in Africa with over 2000 students
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Commerce Edge has the highest study center status with CIPS compared with all other study centers in Africa
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Commerce Edge offers you better opportunities to pass your exams
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CIPS Qualifications at a Centre of Merit

Obtain a Prestigious, Internationally recognised and professional qualification in Procurement and Supply through Commerce Edge, a CIPPS recognised Centre of Merit.

In order to study towards a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification, you need flexible study options that will fit your lifestyle and your budget. You don’t want to pay for services that you don’t need. You also deserve a study center like Commerce Edge that is as committed to your success as you are, and one that will be at your side every step of the way.

Commerce Edge offers you flexibility with your studies to suit your personal requirements.

An International qualification from CIPS will boost your career, enable you to be more productive in your role and help you to make a greater impact at work.

Procurement, logistics, transport and operations are essential functions that form the foundation of successful businesses. In a highly competitive environment, with an ever changing landscape and need for specific competencies within the Procurement and Supply profession, up skilling and self-development becomes a differentiator. Commerce Edge has the right solutions for you.

Procurement, logistics and supply chain management are essential functions that lie at the heart of all industries. If you are just entering the field, or are a senior professional wanting to upskill and develop yourself, we have the right solution for you.


We have demonstrated our quality, through our achievements in our study center status with the professional body (CIPS). Over the years we have progressed from an Approved Study Center status to a Center of Merit Study Center status. This is the highest status achieved by any study center in Africa. The status is primarily a measure of our processes, our systems, our student support leading to our very high student success rates. Over the years, we have supported in excess of 2000 students. In our vast experience and teaching and learning approach, we are confidence that we are able to help you to achieve your goal. Our tutors are highly qualified with extensive industry experience and have also achieved various CIPS professional designations, Fellows and MCIPS.

Commerce Edge supports students from all over Africa through our unparalleled online learning platform.

Commerce Edge is:

  • The Supply Chain Management faculty of the daVinci Institute. The Institute offers degree qualifications up to Doctorate and CIPS level 6 (Professional Diploma) is also an entry to the MBL (SCM) programme.
  • An authorised Education Provider for the professional body – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in South Africa.
  • An accredited training provider for the locally accredited QCTO Supply Chain Qualifications at NQF level 5, 6 and 7.
  • Accredited with various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s) in South Africa.


Commerce Edge (CE) is committed to uphold their achieved status with the professional body. An annual quality audit is conducted by the professional body that Commerce Edge  must come through successfully. This audit review process underpinsour commitment to our students, our quality of support and to their success. There are no short cuts for us. We are measured on our student’s success. Our range of student interaction and support is very comprehensive and yet still flexible enough for you to select the level of support that you require.

  • Studying through us you enhance your chances of passing the CIPS examination.
  • We are one of the largest study centers and the first study center to achieve Centre of Merit in Africa, due to our holistic student support mechanism in line with the CIPS Guided Learning Hours (GLH).


A range of support services are offered to our students and you can select the option based on the level of
support that you require. Enquire now for detailed information.

Some of the support services include:

Key concepts podcasts

Additional learning resources (Key concepts, Video tutorials & case studies)

Chat Forums

Green Tests
(self-assessment) &
MOCK Exams
(system marked)

Tutor marked Mock Exam

Exam preparedness Workshops


You can select the option that works best for you, depending on the level of support that you require.


Self-paced E-learning only


E-learning + online tutor support


Blended learning: E-learning plus Key Concept workshops and Tutor support
Study CIPS Platinum Option


Blended learning: The services from Gold plus weekend classes


Throughout the world, CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in Procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for top quality procurement professionals. Commerce Edge offers four (4) qualifications to support your professional development in Procurement and Supply. On successful completion of the, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and the Professional Diploma, and in conjunction with three years’ experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply, you may apply for full membership of CIPS to use the designation letters MCIPS.

Global recognition has significant benefits for individuals pursuing progression in their careers. In addition, the expertise it brings to your day-to-day application will enhance your status and success in your organisation.

What students have said...

"I want to mention that without the training & contribution of Ronald Mlalazi (CESA Head of Academy)... my success would not be possible."

Procurement officer, MTN, Cyprus

"Special thanks to ...the Commerce –edge team for their coaching, encouragement and support."

Head Of Procurement & Logistic, MTN Uganda - Finance

"I would like to share with you that I have passed The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s Level 6 exams (Professional Diploma). Please accept my gratitude towards You and Commerce Edge Academy for supporting my efforts."

André Pretorius, Snr. Commodity Specialist - Services, Strategic Sourcing, SA Region - Supply Chain Management


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