Inspire others

Why upgrade to Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow

Upgrading your current Affiliate membership will:

  • Allow you to use the designation Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD after your name.
  • Inspire confidence in employers, clients and peers.
  • Recognise your knowledge and experience.
  • Enhance your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Show your commitment to high standards and ethical compliance.
  • Continue to give you access to a growing and vibrant community of people professionals, leading-edge resources and professional development tools.

What upgrading options do Affiliate members have?

Study a qualification

Our qualifications are internationally recognised. They are relevant and practical and give you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful.

Learn more about CIPD qualifications

What membership it leads to?

  • You’ll join as a Student member while you’re studying
  • If you study a CIPD-approved Certificate or Diploma qualification, you’ll be awarded Associate membership once you’ve successfully completed your studies.
  • If you study the CIPD Advanced Diploma, you can subsequently upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.

Complete Experience Assessment

Experience Assessment is our direct, non-study route which is designed specifically for experienced people professionals. You can work at your own pace and complete it within four months of starting.

Learn more about Experience Assessment

What membership it leads to?

  • You can become an Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow via this route

Contact us about upgrading today

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