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Is Experience Assessment for me?

Experience Assessment is for those with recent experience working in the people profession. This route could suit you whether you’re an independent consultant, you’re working for a large corporate or smaller organisation. It’s about demonstrating you have the knowledge, behaviours and impact required for the CIPD membership grade you want to achieve.

Find out more about what we're looking for and if Experience Assessment is for you with the online Pre-Assessment.

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The benefits of Experience Assessment

Experience Assessment is a time-efficient and rewarding route to membership that’s designed to fit into the lives of busy people professionals.

  • Delivers professional recognition through membership: you can use a designation after your name that shows your experience (Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD).

  • Takes as little as four months.

  • Not a qualification, so no studying or exams: it’s all about your experience.

  • Rewards your achievements and contribution to organisational success.
Professional development

A professionally rewarding experience

  • Gives you the opportunity to reflect on your career, skills and knowledge to date.

  • Highlights potential areas for development towards meeting your long-term professional goals.

  • Benchmarks your people experience against the industry standard.

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What does it involve?

The five steps of Experience Assessment can fit around your professional and personal commitments.

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Step 1: Online Pre-Assessment

Find out which membership grade to apply for, based on your current level of experience. It’s free, flexible and quick with our online Pre-Assessment Tool.

  • Gives you an immediate result.

  • Takes around 10 minutes to complete.

  • Can help you identify areas for development.

Step 2: Register and pay for Experience Assessment

Step 3: Online assessment

Step 4: Professional discussion

Step 5: Outcome

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How much does it cost?

One-off assessment fee*

When registering for Experience Assessment, current Affiliate and Associate members of the CIPD only pay the assessment fee.

  • Assessment for Associate £1,996
  • Assessment for Chartered Member £2,045
  • Assessment for Chartered Fellow £2,375

*the assessment fee is non-refundable.

Annual membership fee

The next time you renew your membership, and once you’ve completed Experience Assessment, you’ll pay the membership fee for the grade you’re awarded.

Membership type Joining fee One-off assessment fee* Fee (1 Jan 2023 - 30 June 2023) Fee (1 Jan 2023 – 30 June 2024)
Associate Member £40 £1,996 £84 £252
Chartered Member £40 £2,045 £98 £293
Chartered Fellow £40 £2,375 £111 £332

Total = Joining fee + One-off assessment fee + 6 OR 18 month membership fee.

Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June and you can join membership at any time.

*the assessment fee is non-refundable.

Card payments

Fees are presented in Sterling, and card payments will be charged the exchange rate of your financial services provider.

Eurozone Direct Debit

You can set up a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit to pay in euros. Please complete our SEPA Direct Debit instruction form and send it with your membership application form.

Direct debit payment amounts are based on our current exchange rate €1.18 = £1 (rate is reviewed annually).

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