What’s the right membership grade for you?

You can become an Associate Member, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow via Experience Assessment. A CIPD membership grade tells the world about your capabilities and impact in the workplace. To send out the right message, you need to make sure you’re in the right grade.

Find out which membership grade best describes the level you’re currently working at:

Associate Member

For people professionals whose work is operational with some complexity: you’re beginning to contribute your thinking to people issues and solutions.

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Chartered Member

For people professionals who work strategically and operationally with some complexity. You’re actively driving and managing change to meet your organisation’s needs.

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Chartered Fellow

For people professionals who combine strategic insight and people expertise with commercial acumen, to change the way organisations think about their people.

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What we’re looking for

Experience Assessment is for people professionals working in HR, Learning & Development, Organisation Development & Design, Inclusion and Diversity, and other people specialisms. If you work in one of these areas and can show you meet the membership standards, this route to membership is for you. 

If you’re a people manager, there are other ways we can support you, such as our free line manager support resources. People managers are responsible for leading or managing employees. They enable and implement HR policies, practices and frameworks. 

The experience you draw on for Experience Assessment needs to come from the last five years. This is to ensure it’s an accurate reflection of your current practice.

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