Our online pre-assessment tool is your first step to become a member via Experience Assessment. 

Its designed to help you understand if Experience Assessment is for you and what membership grade you should apply for. 

Who is the pre-assessment for?  

Anyone can use our pre-assessment tool to find out if experience assessment is their right route to CIPD membership.  

Experience assessment is for people professionals who meet our membership standards, who have experience in any specialism over the last five years. 

What’s the right membership grade for you?

Use the membership standards to identify if a membership grade is right for you.

View membership standards for all grades

Associate Member 

For people professionals whose work is operational with some complexity. You’re beginning to contribute your thinking to people issues and solutions. 

Membership standards for Associate Member grade

Chartered Member 

For people professionals who work strategically and operationally with some complexity. You’re actively driving and managing change to meet your organisation’s needs. 

Membership standards for Chartered Member grade

Chartered Fellow 

For people professionals who combine strategic insight and people expertise with business acumen. Focused on changing the way organisations think about their people and have long-term impact.


Membership standards for Chartered Fellow grade


How the CIPD pre-assessment tool works:

  • Answer questions about your current level of experience 

  • Find out which member grade to apply for 

  • Identify possible areas for development 

  • Immediate results, takes about 10 minutes 

the pre-assessment

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