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Is Experience Assessment for me?

Experience Assessment is for those with recent experience working in the people profession who meet our membership standards. People professionals are those working in HR, Learning & Development, Organisation Development & Design, Inclusion and Diversity, and other people specialisms.

If you work in one of these areas, this route to membership is for you. It could suit you whether you’re an independent consultant, you’re working for a large corporate or smaller organisation, public or private sector. It’s about demonstrating you have the knowledge, behaviours and impact required for the CIPD membership grade you want to achieve.

The experience you draw on for Experience Assessment needs to come from the last five years to ensure it’s an accurate reflection of your current practice.

Find out if Experience Assessment is for you, complete the online Pre-Assessment.

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The benefits of Experience Assessment

Experience Assessment is a time-efficient and rewarding route to membership that’s designed to fit into the lives of busy people professionals.

  • Delivers professional recognition through membership: you can use a designation after your name that shows your experience (Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD).

  • Takes as little as four months.

  • Not a qualification, so no studying or exams: it’s all about your experience.

  • Rewards your achievements and contribution to organisational success.
Professional development

A professionally rewarding experience

  • Gives you the opportunity to reflect on your career, skills and knowledge to date.

  • Highlights potential areas for development towards meeting your long-term professional goals.

  • Benchmarks your people experience against the industry standard.

See what our members say

Alok Potluri

I personally believe that CIPD Experience Assessment is the most time effective and economical route to achieve a professional recognition and qualification in the market today.

Alok Potluri

HR Business Partner, Al-Futtaim Motors, Al-Futtaim Group

Deepti Ahluwalia

It is a fantastic route for assessing your knowledge and experience and benchmark it to world class standards. A must do for experienced professionals.

Deepti Ahluwalia

Head of Consumer Banking Academy, FGB

I am now confident that I have a globally recognised qualification, which puts me in good stead for any future career development opportunities and is a hallmark of quality for provisional employers.

Matt Nickels

Area Human Resources Manager, Sika Services, Middle East

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What does it involve?

The five steps of Experience Assessment can fit around your professional and personal commitments.

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Step 1: Online Pre-Assessment

Find out which membership grade to apply for, based on your current level of experience. It’s free, flexible and quick with our online Pre-Assessment Tool.

  • Gives you an immediate result.

  • Takes around 10 minutes to complete.

  • Can help you identify areas for development.

Step 2: Register and pay for Experience Assessment

Step 3: Online assessment

Step 4: Professional discussion

Step 5: Outcome

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How much does it cost?

One-off assessment fee*

When registering for Experience Assessment, current Affiliate and Associate members of the CIPD only pay the assessment fee.

  • Assessment for Associate US$2,794
  • Assessment for Chartered Member US$2,863
  • Assessment for Chartered Fellow US$3,325

*the assessment fee is non-refundable.

Annual membership fee

The next time you renew your membership, and once you’ve completed Experience Assessment, you’ll pay the membership fee for the grade you’re awarded.

Membership type Joining fee One-off assessment fee* Membership up to 12 months valid until 30/06/22** Total
Associate Member US$56 US$2,794 US$228 US$3,078
Chartered Member US$56 US$2,863 US$266 US$3,185
Chartered Fellow US$56 US$3,325 US$302 US$3,683

Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June and you can join membership at any time.

*the assessment fee is non-refundable.

**See all our membership fee options.

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Experience Assessment for organisations

Experience Assessment for organisations allows you to benchmark your people teams against our CIPD Profession Map, which reflects the industry standard and reward their achievements with CIPD membership. Experience Assessment will enable your organisation to:

  • create targeted development plans across your people functions
  • provide a highly rewarding development experience for your employees
  • professionalise your people function through affiliation with the CIPD.

Experience Assessment for organisations can easily be incorporated into broader development initiatives and we’ll work with you to tailor our approach to meet your team’s specific needs.

See how else the CIPD can work with you to improve your organisation's performance by strengthening your people capability.

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