Build your career and gain professional status

Education remains a key priority for IMPA and the association is now set to embark on the 2nd intake for the most comprehensive education programme in its history. The intention is that IMPA’s online course will provide procurement and supply chain management professionals with the credibility and status that other professional disciplines enjoy.

Each course has been designed to be taken over a 12 month period and entirely on-line so that students can participate from all over the world studying when it’s convenient and possible for them. These days most organisations and academic bodies appreciate the need for flexibility in study as people look to develop their careers whilst balancing busy lifestyles.

Four courses are on offer beginning with certified buyer and leading up to registered procurement officer that will qualify successful candidates for special status within IMPA. 

Stephen Alexander IMPA COO commented, “Gaining the prestigious qualification of registered procurement officer with IMPA will grant candidates a special position in the industry and a status previously unseen”

The programme will commence in May of this year with the first, level one course which is the ‘Certified IMPA Buyer’ programme ideally suited to new entrants and junior procurement officers.

Each course will culminate in the presentation of a certificate or diploma award at the annual event in either London or Singapore and candidates will be registered with IMPA on the IMPA website and in mt recognising their achievement and status.

IMPA Offers Scholarship Opportunity – The Jan Johannessen bursary

IMPA is offering one lucky applicant a scholarship opportunity to undertake the course commencing in May at no cost. Potential applicants to this programme are being asked to write a 1000 word application paper on ‘the importance of education in maritime procurement’ the winning piece will be chosen by council and announced in April.

For further information on any of the IMPA education programmes please contact the IMPA Administration office. Details of each of course and the content can be found at

Stephen Alexander IMPA COO