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Becoming a Chartered MCIPD has really helped my career. Organisations out there really value the CIPD. It's just sometimes nice to go "yes - got it”.

Alison J Cowan, Chartered MCIPD
Multilingual Coach and HR Consultant

Why become a Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow of the CIPD?

Becoming a Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow is an aspiration for many. It puts you at the pinnacle of the people profession, and recognises you as one of the best in your field.

Becoming Chartered allows you to:

Use the professional designation and letters Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCPID after your name. 

Access the CIPD's thought leadership, leading-edge research and policy reports.

Have a platform for real influence to inspire the next generation.


About The CIPD

We’re the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, we’ve been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

We’re the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to an individual people professional, and our independent research and insights make us trusted advisers to governments and employers.

Which Chartered grade is for you?


It may be for you if....

Chartered Member
(Chartered MCIPD)

  • you are an experienced people professional who is working operationally while thinking strategically
  • you deliver people solutions that drive change within organisations and/or the profession 

Chartered Fellow
(Chartered FCIPD)

  • you are an experienced people professional who is working strategically with high levels of complexity
  • your work will usually be entirely strategic in thinking and/or delivery

Become a Chartered Member or a Chartered
Fellow of the CIPD

Why become chartered?

Join an international community of people professionals 

Free confidential legal guidance from trained advisers

A visible sign of your professional experience

Wellbeing helpline and much more to discover

Get recognised and rewarded for your achievements