About Chartered Member
A Chartered Member demonstrates the expertise needed to plan and manage generalist or specialist HR operations. Combining their HR professional knowledge, skill and insights with an understanding of an organisation's context and structure, they create and deliver integrated HR services and solutions that help drive their organisation in any of the following capacity:
- running most or all of the HR function in a small organisation
- leading or supporting a team in a larger concern
- delivering consultancy services
- working as a generalist HR professional
- specialising in one or more areas of HR, such as learning and development
- handling HR for organisations in a UK or international context.
Chartered Membership positively acknowledges professionalism and capability, signifying:
- someone who has been assessed against stringent professional membership criteria
- someone who has demonstrated that they have already applied their skill, knowledge and understanding to manage HR activities successfully
- someone who is enhancing their professionalism through planned continuing professional development (CPD).
The new criteria for Chartered Member can be found below.
Benefits of Chartered Membership
Raise your professional profileChartered membership confirms to peers and employers that you've delivered against the activities, knowledge and behaviours set for the Chartered Member criteria.
Enhance your career prospectsChartered Members are better placed to command higher salaries.
Professional designation As Chartered Member you're able to use the professional designation Chartered MCIPD after your name.
A more active role within the CIPDYou'll be eligible to vote on constitutional matters and you can apply to be a Branch Officer. Chartered members also receive a free copy of Impact, the CIPD's quarterly update on research and policy.
How do I become a Chartered Member?
Achieving Chartered Membership is dependent on demonstrating that you have met the activities, knowledge and behaviours set out in the criteria you can do this in the following ways:
Chartered Membership criteria
The document above details the criteria for the Chartered Member professional level of membership. Before you download the criteria, have a look at our professional member overview table, which highlights the key differences in experience and activity for each level.
For information on the other CIPD professional levels of membership please click on the links below: