Make your experience count

Experience Assessment is a rigorous, time-efficient and rewarding way for HR and L&D professionals, practitioners and consultants to become a professional member of the CIPD.

Experience Assessment is a great choice if you:

  • Have current HR or L&D experience appropriate to the level you’re applying for.
  • Want recognition for your HR or L&D contribution to organisational success.
  • Seek a flexible route into professional membership that works around your lifestyle without having to study a full qualification.
Sian Marriott

I feel like the CIPD adds a lot to both me personally and professionally so I will do everything I can to make sure that I get as highly qualified as I can.

Sian Marriott, Assoc CIPD

People Manager

Paul Wickes

Becoming a CIPD member was something that I should have done sooner. So I set aside time to get my CIPD Chartered Membership through Experience Assessment. I use it on my LinkedIn profile and CV.

Paul Wickes, Chartered MCIPD

Independent HR Consultant

Toby Lott

I found experience assessment to be a most enlightening period of professional and personal self-reflection. It’s a great way to get professional recognition and remind yourself what you’ve accomplished.

Toby Lott, Chartered MCIPD

Group HR Manager, Infoteam Group


Reward your achievements

Experience Assessment allows you to reflect on your career, skills and knowledge to date, and highlights your areas for development to meet your long term career aspirations.

Within as little as four months you could:

  • Be awarded a level of professional membership with exclusive member benefits.
  • Use designatory letters after your name (Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD).
  • Benchmark your HR or L&D experience against the industry standard.
  • Learn how you can be even better at what you do, whatever your level.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and our Code of Professional Conduct.

Book your FREE pre-assessment discussion

Step 1: Check your eligibility against our requirements for the level of membership you wish to apply for:

Step 2: Book your pre-assessment

If you think you meet all of the requirements, the next step is to have a FREE 30 minute pre-assessment discussion to determine whether Experience Assessment is the right route into professional membership for you.

Book today. Call us on: +44 (0)20 8612 6208


More about the full assessment

Step 3: Complete the assessment

Experience Assessment is both challenging and rewarding, and designed to fit around your full-time work commitments. You should expect to invest around 10-15 days of your time over an eight week period to do the following online assessments:

  1. Impact report: demonstrate how you’ve contributed to your organisation’s success
  2. Self assessment: demonstrate how you meet the behaviours required of an effective HR or L&D professional
  3. Case study: provide a business report for a fictional organisation
  4. Workplace feedback: provide feedback from people you work with, including your line manager (or client, if you’re a consultant).
  5. Professional discussion: Approximately 3-4 weeks after you complete the online assessment you’ll have a half day professional discussion with one of our assessors to explore your evidence in more detail.
The timescales above are estimates and should be used as guidelines only. We strongly advise you to plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to think and prepare your examples.

Step 4: Receive the outcome of your assessment

You will learn the outcome of your assessment within 6 weeks and receive a tailored report to support your continuing professional development.

Successful candidates

You will be awarded professional membership of the CIPD with designatory letters after your name:

  • Associate member (Assoc CIPD)
  • Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD)
  • Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD)

We’ll also send you your new professional member card and certificate.

Experience Assessment fees

Experience assessment, joining and subscription fees


Associate member (Assoc CIPD)

Assessment fee: £1,996

Joining fee: £40

Annual subscription: £148 (up to 12 months)

Total for new members: £2,184


Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD)

Assessment fee: £2,045

Joining fee: £40 

Annual subscription: £174 (up to 12 months)

Total for new members: £2,259


Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD/Chartered Companion)

Assessment fee: £2,375

Joining fee: £40

Annual subscription: £199 (up to 12 months)

Total: £2,614


Individual applicants, call us on: +44 (0)20 8612 6208 

Organisations interested in professional membership for their teams, call us on: +44 (0)20 8612 6206

Organisations: Benchmark and professionalise your HR or L&D team

Learn more about services and membership for employers.

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