Getting qualified can lead to increased responsibility and greater potential for reward.
What CIPD qualifications are available?
The CIPD team is constantly studying every aspect of the ever-changing world of work. In 2021, its qualifications evolved to align with what people and organisations need.
There are five qualifications, across three levels, to choose from:
There is just one qualification at foundation level and it covers both people management and L&D:
There is a choice of two qualifications at the associate level:
There is a choice of two qualifications at the advanced level:
What are the different levels of CIPD membership?
Student member – This is the entry level grade when you are studying for a CIPD qualification.
Foundation Member – Once you have successfully completed your CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, you become a Foundation Member.
Associate Member – This level is usually for people who have completed a Level 5 or Level 7 CIPD Qualification. Alternatively, there is an experience assessment route.
Chartered Member – Many people apply to become a Chartered Member after completing a Level 7 CIPD qualification. It is for people professionals who work strategically and operationally in senior roles. There is also an experience assessment route.
Chartered Fellow - Many people apply to become a Chartered Fellow after completing a Level 7 CIPD qualification. It is for people professionals who combine strategic insight and people expertise with commercial acumen in senior roles. There is also an experience assessment route.