Experienced professionals - Chartered Member

Experienced professionals

10 August 2015

Why become a Chartered Member

Connect with the very best in the profession
As a Chartered Member of the CIPD you're recognised for your professionalism and commitment to best practice in HR and L&D. The letters Chartered MCIPD after your name are a badge of your credibility, demonstrating:
  • up to the minute professional knowledge and experience
  • a commitment to CPD and the CIPD's Code of Professional Conduct.
Your Chartered Member status inspires confidence with employers and clients, and demonstrates you have the knowledge and experience to create an impact in the workplace and make a difference to an organisation's people strategy. Chartered Membership can help to further your career - opening doors to promotion, a higher salary and an increased range of job opportunities.
Keeping you informed
Access to the latest HR and L&D resources to help you make a difference to your organisation’s people strategies:
  • Monthly subscription to People Management and People Management Middle East magazines
  • Access to 100s of online Business, HR and Training journals, including The Economist and Harvard Business Review
  • In a nutshell - monthly e-newsletter
  • Podcasts, tools, and guides.
Leading-edge research
Exclusive access to the latest thinking in HR, L&D and business through the CIPD's thought-leadership and leading-edge research (e.g. behavioural science, trustworthy leadership and HR metrics).
Senior networking events
  • Get fresh new ideas by taking part in senior events organised by our regional team
  • Discover what other organisations are doing by attending CIPD conferences and exhibitions
  • Connect online through CIPD's Professional Communities and social media channels.
Share your knowledge and experience
Give back to the profession and share your knowledge and experience by volunteering through your local office or speaking at CIPD events.
Career management support
Exclusive access to development tools to help keep your career on track:
  • my CPD Map, your interactive online career assessment tool
  • CIPD Profession Map - setting the benchmark for what good HR looks like. It includes 10 professional areas, 8 behaviours and 4 bands/transitions for the HR and L&D profession.
There are three options available to you if you want to become a Chartered Member.
1) Have your experience accredited via our direct route, Experience Assessment
Experience Assessment is a straightforward way to get recognition for your existing HR and L&D achievements. If you meet the criteria for Chartered Member and can demonstrate this by providing work-based evidence from the last three years, then this could be the best route for you.
2) Study a CIPD Advanced-level Diploma
CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and successful completion of an Advanced-level Diploma could lead to Chartered Member, providing you have the relevant experience. Once you’ve completed your qualification you’ll need to apply to become a Chartered Member via our upgrading process.
3) Upgrading your level of membership
If you are already an existing Associate member and want to upgrade your current level of membership to Chartered Member, check out our information on upgrading your membership or call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208
Previous member?
If you've previously been a member of the CIPD, you can rejoin at the grade you previously held. To rejoin, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208.

Experience Assessment route

If you choose to become a Chartered Member via Experience Assessment then your fees will be as follows.

Assessment fee
Duration of membership
Joining fee
Membership fee
Membership renewal     
Up to 12 months
£2,265 (click to convert currency)*1 July 2018

Qualification route 

Enjoy our lowest membership rate and join the CIPD before you complete your qualification. You must enrol on your qualification within 9 months of becoming a student member.
Joining fee
Membership fee
Up to 12 months
£132 (click to convert currency)*
30 June 2018
In addition to your membership fees, you'll be required to pay your qualification fees. The fees paid to do a CIPD qualification are set by the study centre that you choose.
Post-qualification - late registration fee
If you decide to join us once you've completed your qualification you'll be asked to pay the late registration fee as well as the full admission fee and relevant subscription.
Foundation / Certificate: Additional £100 late registration fee
Intermediate / Undergraduates: Additional £100 late registration fee
Advanced / PDS candidates: Additional £200 late registration fee


Once you have passed the relevant Level 7 qualification and have sufficient work experience, you can then upgrade to Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD). You will need to pay a one-off upgrading assessment fee:
  • Online assessment: £60
  • Telephone assessment: £120
* The currency conversion listed is for guidance only. All fees need to be paid in GBP.

If your membership has lapsed...
Phone: +44 (0)20 8612 6208 (Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:30 GMT) to speak to our customer services team about rejoining.

11 August 2015
Call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 or email us if you'd like to discuss the best way for you to become a CIPD member.
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