Set yourself apart from the competition
Chartered Membership recognises people professionals who use their expertise in people, work and change to create value for organisations and the profession.
Chartered Membership will inspire confidence with employers and clients. It will help to further your career - opening doors to promotion, and increasing the range of job opportunities through:
- your exclusive access to senior networks
- a platform to have real influence and inspire the next generation
- the CIPD's thought leadership, leading-edge research and policy reports
- using the professional designation and letters Chartered MCIPD after your name.
What we’re looking for
To achieve Chartered Membership, you’ll need to have worked consistently at this level for at least one year within the last five years. Your work will require thinking at a strategic level, but delivery is likely to be operational, working with a range of stakeholders. There will be complexity in the thinking and / or delivery of the work you do.
- Using your expertise in people, work and change to drive people change that impacts organisations and / or the profession.
- Leading the thinking in the areas of people practices you’re delivering, considering the wider impact on other people approaches and business practices.
- Synthesising information from a range of sources, critically questioning and evaluating it to make evidence-based and ethical decisions.
- Working with and influencing a range of people professionals and other stakeholders across your organisation.
- Having both an operational and strategic impact that affects other people practices and business practices, and impacts a wide range of customers and colleagues.
- Creating medium to long-term value for employees, the organisation or the profession (value which is sustained for more than a year).
All Chartered Members need to:
- Have a good understanding of a wide range of people practices and how they impact both each other and business practices.
- Have a very good understanding of your organisation, its strategy and external trends in your sector.
Explore the Chartered Member standards
The membership grades are now aligned with the levels of our new Profession Map. If you are interested in coming into Chartered Membership via Experience Assessment or Upgrading, use the membership standards to determine if this is the right membership level for you.
What people say about being a Chartered Member
I chose to upgrade as it gives my clients a level of confidence in my experience and ability to deliver their needs. Having the Chartered Member status indicates that I can work with businesses to enhance and deliver against their goals.
Claire St Louis Westland
MCIPD, Chartered Member
I gained HR knowledge through on-the-job training so I decided to embark on the Experience Assessment programme to benchmark my HR knowledge against recognised standards. It gave me assurances that there was rigor in the membership qualification process.
Min Yi Chow
Chartered MCIPD, Deputy Head of HR, Asia Pac - Aberdeen Asset Management
What's in it for you?
Becoming a member means immediate access to a range of benefits. Look at some of our most popular benefits below, or go to our member benefits page to see the full range.
- Research, surveys and policy reports
- 100s of online business, HR and L&D journals supplied by EBSCO
- Time-saving email updates, including In a Nutshell and a weekly HR news bulletin
- Practical podcasts, topic summaries, factsheets and guides, and more.
Connect, learn and be inspired
- Online Community forum - Socialise, discuss and learn from an interested and supportive community of professionals.
- Join CIPD networks.
- Find inspiration at CIPD conferences and events.
- CIPD Profession Map - assess your capability and access recommendations on what you need to know and do at every stage of your career.
- My CPD Map - an online assessment tool to identify your strengths and areas for development
- CIPD Career hub - an online gateway to information, tools and advice to help build key employability skills and enable you to make the most of career opportunities
How to become a Chartered Member
There are two ways:
Our non-study route into membership allows you to use your current experience when applying for membership
Chartered Member fees
The total cost of membership is dependent on whether you are becoming a member for the first time, renewing your membership, re-joining, or upgrading to a different grade of membership or coming into membership via the Experience Assessment route.
Chartered Member fee for up to 12 months* (from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021): £190.
You can pay by card or through direct debit instalments, and you’ll need to renew your membership annually on 1 July. We’ll send you renewal information well before the due date to remind you how much is due.
Fees for our routes to becoming a Chartered Member:
|Experience Assessment route||Fee|
|One-off assessment fee||£2,045|
|12-month Chartered Member fee*||£190|
The assessment fee is non-refundable.
|Study a qualification route||Fee|
|Qualification fee||Set by individual study centres|
|12-month Student Member fee*||£98|
|Upgrade from Associate to Chartered Member||£60-120|
|Total||Qualification fee and £198-258|
Once you finish your qualification, you’ll start paying the Associate Member fee at your next renewal on 1 July. You may be able to upgrade to Chartered Member, depending on your experience and qualification.
If you’ve already finished a CIPD accredited qualification, call us +44 (0)20 8612 6208 to find out whether you can become an Associate Member.
|12-month Chartered Member fee*||£190|
*Depending on when you join in the year, we offer different membership fee options.
Not sure if Chartered Member grade is right for you?
You may also be interested in
- Membership terms and conditions
- Our membership agreement with AHRI - the Australian Human Resources Institute
- Our membership agreement with IHRP - the Institute for Human Resource Professionals
- All Chartered Members need to be committed to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and comply with our Code of Professional Conduct