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Being professionally qualified is critical, even for someone with a strong track record. In a tough market, professional credentials definitely make a difference.

Graham Watson, Chartered MCIPD

Independent HR Consultant.

Inspire others

Why upgrade to Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow

Upgrading your current Affiliate membership will:

  • Allow you to use the designation Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD after your name.
  • Inspire confidence in employers, clients and peers.
  • Recognise your knowledge and experience.
  • Enhance your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Show your commitment to high standards and ethical compliance.
  • Continue to give you access to a growing and vibrant community of people professionals, leading-edge resources and professional development tools.

What upgrading options do Affiliate members have?

Study a qualification

Our qualifications are internationally recognised. They are relevant and practical and give you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful.

What membership it leads to?

  • You’ll join as a Student member while you’re studying
  • If you study a CIPD-approved Certificate or Diploma qualification, you’ll be awarded Associate membership once you’ve successfully completed your studies.
  • If you study the CIPD Advanced Diploma, you can subsequently upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.

Complete Experience Assessment

Experience Assessment is our direct, non-study route which is designed specifically for experienced people professionals. You can work at your own pace and complete it within four months of starting.

What membership it leads to?

  • You can become an Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow via this route

Contact us about upgrading today

Call +353 1 513 6796 *


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