Your pre-assessment shows you have the experience to apply to become a member via Experience Assessment.
Register for Experience Assessment between the 1st -31st October and receive 25% discount.
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Experience Assessment timeline
Step 1: Register with the CIPD and pay for Experience Assessment
Choose when to start your assessment within three months. After registration and payment, you'll get a preview of membership and CIPD member benefits. Your benefits will support you throughout your online assessment.
Step 2: Online assessment
You'll spend between five to 10 days over an eight-week period completing our online assessments. You can do this in bite-size chunks or all in one go. See the more detailed description of online assessments below.
Step 3: Professional discussion
You’ll have a virtual discussion with an experienced CIPD assessor to talk about your career and experience. This discussion lasts 2–2.5 hours. You may need 1–2 hours to prepare for it.
Step 4: Outcome
You'll get the outcome of your Experience Assessment within six weeks. If you're successful, you'll be awarded Associate Member, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow grade and receive your CIPD certificate.
Expect to invest around five-10 days over an eight-week period.
Approximately three to four weeks after you submit your online assessments, you’ll have an online professional discussion. This is with an experienced CIPD assessor. The discussion takes around 2–2.5 hours.
The assessor will ask questions about your career. They’ll follow up on some of the examples you provided for the assessment. And they’ll ask for additional examples of your work.
The Professional Discussion is a structured conversation, led by your assessor. This makes sure you have the best opportunity to showcase your work. And to show us how you meet the membership standards. There’ll be a focus on the impact of your work on employees, the organisation or the profession. Prepare to explain how and what you’ve achieved.
*The one-off assessment fee is non-refundable
**Your Membership fee covers up to 15 months, valid until 30 June 2024
***Next time you renew your membership, you’ll pay the membership fee for the grade you’re awarded.