Gain recognition for how you apply your professional knowledge to your experience in the workplace by upgrading to CIPD professional membership.
Achieving professional membership of the CIPD demonstrates that you meet the rigorous criteria and professional standards for best practice. It showcases your ability to create a real impact in the workplace, and to make a difference to an organisation’s strategy and people. Above all, it emphasises a commitment to your continuing professional development and a desire to stay current. There are three levels of CIPD professional membership: Associate member, Chartered Member and Chartered Fellow. For more information, please visit our professional membership pages.
If you're a Chartered Member, you may be eligible to apply for Chartered Fellow (subject to meeting the membership criteria).
Boost your professional profile
CIPD professional membership helps you to stand out from your peers. Plus you can use letters after your name to showcase your professional credentials (Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD).
Enhance your earning power
Economic impact research* highlights that those who have a professional qualification and professional membership can stand to gain £152,000 in additional earnings over the course of their career.
The profession benefits too
CIPD professional members carefully plan their own continuing professional development (CPD) by reflecting on their own performance and taking part in both formal and informal development to enhance their own professional skills and knowledge. This in turn positively reinforces the professionalism of the profession.
* Economic impact assessment for CCPMO, December 2008
In most cases there's a non-refundable assessment fee associated with upgrading:
Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD) £60 by application form or £120 telephone assessment/face-to-face assessment
Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD) £95 by application form or £250 telephone assessment/face-to-face assessment
Depending on the qualification studied, Student members who apply to upgrade within a year of successfully completing their qualification are entitled to one free form assessment to Chartered Member.
Upgrading to Chartered Member
Upgrading to Chartered Fellow
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CIPD has announced changes to Associate membership.