First Approved CIPS Study Centre in Africa

"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

CIPS Qualification Programme


cips education programme


CIPS structured ladder of qualifications

Blended Learning (TEBLOS)




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Commerce Edge Academy




 Largest CIPS study centre in South Africa

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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. Download our Guide to Qualifications here

We offer five qualifications to support your professional development in procurement and supply. On successful completion of the Diploma, Advanced and Professional diplomas 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 designatory letters, MCIPS.

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TEBLOS (Tutor-Enabled Blended-learning Online System) is an unrivalled web-based student support learning platform through which the CIPS Qualifications Programme is provided. TEBLOS, a flexible and personalised learning programme, is a combination of self study, online student support and revision tutorials. Our tutors are qualified and have many years of supply chain practice. This learning option gives you the chance to study from your home or office in your own time and at your own pace.

We provide you with the following essential learning tools and support:

  • 24-hour tutor access via TEBLOS
  • Top tutor support
  • Revision workshops


First CIPS Approved Study Centre in Africa

In 2007, Commerce Edge became a registered International Study Centre for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). The academy supports students of the CIPS Education Programme throughout Africa and supports students studying towards CIPS qualifications.

The prime objective of the academy is to assist CIPS student members to climb the CIPS qualification ladder by means of tutor-enabled blended-learning and classroom-based tutorials.

We do this through specialised coaching and examination preparation to assist students every step of the way to successfully achieve a CIPS qualification. Our flexible and personalised learning programmes give students the opportunity to personalise a combination of self-study and classroom-based learning, with the support of a qualified MCIPS tutor.

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Internationally Recognised Qualifications in Procurement and Supply.

Commerce Edge Academy provides internationally recognised qualifications in purchasing and supply to students throughout Africa.

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About the Chartered Institure of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

CIPS based in the UK, is the leading international body serving and representing the purchasing and supply management profession. Dedicated to promoting good practice and continually improving the professional standards of procurement practitioners, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of its members and the wider business community.

Worldwide, there are currently more than 20 000 members studying towards CIPS qualifications.



"Studying through Commerce Edge Academy enabled me to be successful in my CIPS level 4 examinations. I used the guidelines as recommended by Commerce Edge tutors and the TEBLOS process,...I attended the CIPS Commerce Edge revision workshops which greatly helped me in my exam preparations as it helped me to connect the dots. The CIPS examinations are not easy but if one is adequately prepared, one can score very high marks, there is no easy way out other than studying hard. Thank you to Commerce Edge Academy for their support and guidance."

Susan Esterhuyse, Asst. Director: Demand and Acquisition Management, Supply Chain Management, Dept of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western cape Government.