Your team deserves professional recognition for delivering first class HR and L&D

The CIPD is the only HR and L&D professional body that holds a Royal Charter. Our unique position allows us to award Chartered membership to recognise professionalism in HR and L&D.

For many professionals, achieving CIPD Chartered membership is a significant career milestone. It brings the designation Chartered MCIPD and is widely recognised by employers as a badge of professionalism in HR and L&D.

Many organisations find Chartered membership a useful element to include within their career pathways for HR and L&D. It shows that their team has been benchmarked against CIPD standards and builds credibility with colleagues and clients.

Chartered membership for experienced HR practitioners

One of the ways we verify professionalism is by assessing experienced HR and L&D practitioners against our professional standards. We call this Experience Assessment, and it’s our no-study route to professional recognition.

We assess people against our standards at 3 levels, and we can award professional membership for different levels of knowledge and experience:

  • Associate membership – Assoc CIPD
  • Chartered membership – Chartered MCIPD
  • Chartered Fellow membership – Chartered FCIPD.

The process involves a telephone discussion about eligibility, three online assessments, and a half day discussion with an assessor. It’s a rigorous and rewarding process that builds self-awareness, confidence and credibility.

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Experience Assessment has proven to be a cost effective way of investing in, developing and retaining Marks & Spencer HR talent.

Jane Daly

Head of Head Office Learning and Development, Marks and Spencer

Chartered membership for your team

Larger organisations can send a group of HR and L&D people through Experience Assessment at the same time.

You’ll benefit by benchmarking your team against professional standards. And you can use the insights from the assessments to create targeted development plans. You will find that your team feels valued, stretched and motivated to continue their professional development.

We can help you to build Experience Assessment in to your career pathways for experienced HR people, alongside CIPD qualifications for less experienced people. This way your entire team will be working to CIPD standards, following our Code of Conduct, and committed to their continuing professional development.

What about other membership options?

There’s a CIPD membership option to suit everyone in your team.

Student membership is for anyone taking one of our qualifications. This can also lead to Associate, Chartered or Chartered Fellow membership once the studies are completed. And Affiliate membership is for simple access to resources.

Find out more about Membership for organisations.

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