ZIPS Education Programme

Purpose of the Education Programme


The institute embarked on the introduction of the Education Programme which has taken into account global and local procurement initiatives which is will contribute and enhance the supply chain management in Zambia. The programme is supported by the government of the republic of Zambia and other cooperating partners. The programme which had the first enrollment in July 2015 with only 45 students has now grown with a total membership of more than 400 students from 6 accredited learning institutions 


Programs being offered

The programme consist of the ZIPS certificate and ZIPS Diploma in purchasing and supply and the implementation will be done through accredited ZIPS Education providers

Certificate Course Subjects

Certificate Level 1

C1 Principles of Procurement & Supply

C2 Business Mathematics & Statistics

C3 Business Communication & Environment

C7 Negotiations

Certificate Level 2

C4 Computer Application & Information System Management

C5 Logistics & Supply Chain Management

C6 Business Management

C8 Public Procurement

C9 Material Management


Diploma Course Subject

Diploma Level 1

D2 Project & Contract Management

D3 Accounting & Finance

D5 Strategic Supply & Management

D6 Entrepreneurship

Diploma Level 2

D1 Business Law

D4 Operations Management

D7 Research Methods


ZIPS Certificate – 1 Year

ZIPS Diploma – 1 Year


Examination Sessions


There are two examination sessions in a year, that is in June and December. Candidates will be required to apply for registration to sit for the examinations after paying the prescribed fees.


Entry Criteria

Holders of Grade 12 School certificate with 5 “O” Level Credits or better including English and Mathematics


Holders of Valid ZIPS membership identity



Payment of Student Membership Fee.












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About Us

The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2003 on 20th September, 2003. This Act is now, referred to, as the Government of the Republic of Zambia principal national policy on Procurement and Supply Management. The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply is now a Regulatory body on Purchasing and Supply Management Profession in Zambia.See details


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