Membership upgrading and Mentoring


We run regular CPD workshops to help members understand how they can upgrade their membership and the support that is available from the West Yorkshire CIPD branch. CPD workshops will be advertised on the West Yorkshire events page, so please keep an eye out for them.

The Branch can provide advice on upgrading from Associate to Chartered Member and Chartered Member to Chartered Fellow. This is available on a one-to-one basis by appointment and is also covered at the CPD workshops (see above). Upgrading involves demonstrating your capability and expertise through providing evidence against upgrading criteria, developing a CV that reflects the relevant areas of the CIPD Profession Map and gaining a supporting statement from two colleagues, managers or clients.

For more individual advice on identifying CPD needs, planning to meet them and recording outcomes, our CPD Adviser, Caroline Des Forges, is able to provide advice on a one-to-one basis, by appointment.

Find out more about upgrading eligibility.

Alternatively, for Affiliate members who wish to become professional members and are unable to use the upgrade process mentioned, Experience Assessment enables highly experienced HR professionals, both generalists and specialists, who do not have the required CIPD qualifications to achieve professional CIPD membership as Chartered Fellow, Chartered Member or Associate.


The Branch offers a mentoring scheme as a way for members to support each other, particularly in career progression and also employability, where members are entering or returning to the HR profession.

The Branch provides training for those wishing to offer themselves as a mentor and manages a matchmaking service by registering mentees and mentors. Contact us for further information on any of the above.

Mentoring Pack (PDF 1.4 MB)

Mentoring Application Form (PDF 192 KB)