Step 1. Check and update your personal details
This applies whether you’re studying a CIPD qualification or a CIPD accredited university programme. When you’ve submitted your final assignment, log into My Profile on the CIPD website. Make sure your contact details (postal and email address) are up to date. It's important you do this so we send your certificate to the right place.
Step 2. You'll get your certificate
Once we've received confirmation from your study centre that you’ve passed your course, we'll upgrade your membership to either Foundation or Associate Member, depending on your qualification, and we'll send you a new membership certificate.
If you studied a CIPD qualification, we'll also post your qualification certificate and email you a PDF copy. If you studied a university programme, you'll receive your qualification certificate from the university you studied with.
Not received your CIPD qualification certificate? Check the qualification certificate timeline.
Step 3. Share your success
Celebrate your achievement with your social networks using the hashtag #CIPDWithYou
Use your membership to boost your professional credibility
Your new membership grade showcases your knowledge and capability and is recognised by employers around the world as a badge of professionalism. Spend time exploring the resources that are available to you to continue to build up your career and meet your aspirations.
Continuing professional developmentTake ownership of your ongoing learning to continue to enhance your professional practice
Career SupportFind out how the CIPD can help transition into the profession and build up your career, including access to exclusive tools such as CV builder and interview simulator.
Free learning for CIPD membersExplore the learning opportunities you have access to as part of your CIPD membership
Get involved with your communityConnect with fellow CIPD members through local events and online discussion forums, share experience, seek guidance and grow your networks
Frequently Asked Questions
Other useful links
Tackling barriers to work today whilst creating inclusive workplaces of tomorrow.
Overview of the costs associated with studying a CIPD qualification. Find out what help is available towards funding your studies.
Explore the roles of the CIPD and your study centre during your CIPD qualification.
Access regulatory information about each of our qualifications, as well as guided learning hours (GLH), total qualification time (TQT) or total notional hours, and credit values.