KENYA INSTITUTE OF SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT (KISM) COURSES
ASSOCIATE IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY OF KENYA (APS-K)
The course is intended to equip the learners/persons with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them to administer procurement and supply functions in an organization. A graduate of this course will be able to work as a salaried employee or in self-employment.
ASSOCIATE IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY LEVEL I
AL1.1 Principles of Procurement and Supply
AL1.2 Supply Markets
AL1.3 Introduction to Business Law
AL1.4 Supply Chain Management
AL1.5 Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
ASSOCIATE IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY LEVEL II
AL2.1 Stores and Distribution
AL2.2 Procurement and Supply Relationships
AL2.3 Contract Administration
AL2.4 Quantitative Skills
AL2.5 Communication and Office Management
(a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with mean grade of C minus (C-), or
(b) Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
DURATION OF THE APS-K PROGRAMME
The course is designed to be covered in 500 hours (1 year).
ISSUING OF CERTIFICATES
A certificate will be issued once the candidate has completed Levels I and II successfully.
CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL OF KENYA (CPSP-K)
The course is intended to enable the learner/persons demonstrate and apply procurement and supply principles, and solving supply chain challenges in a dynamic environment.
CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART I
PL1.01 Organisational Environment
PL1.02 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works
PL1.03 Procurement planning
PL1.04 Supply Chain Management Information Systems
PL1.05 Contract Law and Negotiation
PL1.06 Finance for Procurement
CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART II
PL2.01 Supply Chain Management for SMEs
PL2.02 Procurement Costing and Budgeting
PL2.03 Procurement of Consultancy Services
PL2.04 Procurement Audit and Risk Management
PL2.05 Quantitative Techniques
PL2.06 Category Management
CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART III
PL3.01 Sustainable Procurement
PL3.02 International Procurement
PL3.03 Logistics and Inventory Management
PL3.04 Research in Procurement
PL3.05 Operations Management
CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART IV
PL4.01 Procurement Governance
PL4.02 Strategic Supply Chain Management
PL4.03 Procurement Leadership
PL4.04 Project Management
PL4.05 Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
PL4.06 Research Project in Procurement and Supply
DURATION OF THE CPSP – K PROGRAMME
The course is designed to be covered in 1,250 hours.
(a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade of C+ (plus) with minimum C+ (plus) in English and in Mathematics, or
(b) Pass in Associate in Procurement and Supply of Kenya (APS K), or
(c) Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO principle passes and credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE)
(d) Degree from a recognized university, or
(e) Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
ISSUING OF CERTIFICATES
A candidate will be issued a certificate for every Part completed successfully. The final professional certificate will be issued on completion of Part IV and Research Project in Procurement and Supply. A candidate earns the title Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K) upon completion of the entire course.
Documents required when applying for registration:
1. Duly filled Registration and/or Examination forms
2. Certified copies of certificates
3. Copies of identification document e.g ID card, Passport, Waiting slip or Birth Certificate
4. 2 Passport size photograph
5. Legal documents such as Marriage Certificates supporting change of names where applicable.
EXAMINATION ENTRY DATES
1. Registered students who wish to take the examinations must
submit the examination entry forms, duly completed together with the appropriate examination fee on or before the closing dates. The closing date for the receipt of entries for the December examinations is the preceding 15th August and for the June examination the preceding 15th February.
2. Late entries may be accepted upto one month after the closing date for the normal entries on payment of late entry fee which is an additional 50% of the normal examination entry fee.
3. Examination dates and list of examination centres is available together with the examination entry form. Information on the examination dates and examination centers is also available on the KISM and KASNEB websites; www.kism.or.ke and www.kasneb.or.ke
EXAMINATION SCHEDULE/ACADEMIC YEAR
Examinations will be conducted in the periods: