CIPD membership and the Profession Map

CIPD membership grades are aligned to the four impact levels defined in the Profession Map: Foundation, Associate, Chartered Member and Chartered Fellow level.

Your CIPD membership grade reflects your level of knowledge and impact, your engagement in your professional development and your ongoing commitment to best practice.

The Profession Map

Make the most of the Profession Map

The Profession Map is for everyone in our profession – individuals and teams, members and non-members. Learn more about the Profession Map and how you can use it. 

Explore the Profession Map

Explore the purpose, values, knowledge and behaviours at the heart of our profession

Profession Map updates

Why we review our professional standards and what we’ve changed

The Profession Map for organisations

Discover what great looks like for your people team

Profession Map terms and conditions

Find out how you can use the CIPD Profession Map

The Profession Map overview