Keeping the Profession Map future-fit

The Profession Map sets the international standard for people professionals to make their greatest impact and remain experts in people, work and change.

We review and adapt the Profession Map as new roles, specialisms, priorities and opportunities emerge. The core values and purpose driving the standards remain constant.

We’ve now embedded a twice-yearly review process. Learn about recent Profession Map reviews and updates.

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