Make your experience count

Experience Assessment is a rigorous, time-efficient and rewarding way for HR and L&D professionals, practitioners and consultants to become a professional member of the CIPD.

Experience Assessment is a great choice if you:

  • Have current HR or L&D experience appropriate to the level you’re applying for.
  • Want recognition for your HR or L&D contribution to organisational success.
  • Seek a flexible route into professional membership that works around your lifestyle without having to study a full qualification.
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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Step 1: Check your eligibility

Check your eligibility against our requirements for the level of membership you wish to apply for:

Step 2: Book your pre-assessment discussion

If you think you meet all of the requirements, the next step is to have a FREE 30 minute pre-assessment discussion to determine whether Experience Assessment is the right route into professional membership for you.

Our assessors are based in the UK and pre-assessment discussions will be scheduled during UK working hours. Book today! Call us on: +44 (0)20 8612 6208 to arrange your pre-assessment discussion.

For information, tips and advice on how to prepare for your FREE pre-assessment discussion, download our guide below.

Step 3: Complete the assessment

Experience Assessment is both challenging and rewarding, and designed to fit around your full-time work commitments. You should expect to invest around 10-15 days of your time over an eight week period to do the following online assessments:

  1. Impact report: demonstrate how you’ve contributed to your organisation’s success
  2. Self assessment: demonstrate how you meet the behaviours required of an effective HR or L&D professional
  3. Case study: provide a business report for a fictional organisation
  4. Workplace feedback: provide feedback from people you work with, including your line manager (or client, if you’re a consultant).
  5. Professional discussion: Approximately 3-4 weeks after you complete the online assessment you’ll have a half day professional discussion with one of our assessors to explore your evidence in more detail.
The timescales above are estimates and should be used as guidelines only. We strongly advise you to plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to think and prepare your examples.

Step 4: Receive the outcome of your assessment

You will learn the outcome of your assessment within 6 weeks and receive a tailored report to support your continuing professional development.

Successful candidates

You will be awarded professional membership of the CIPD with designatory letters after your name:

  • Associate member (Assoc CIPD)
  • Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD)
  • Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD)

We’ll also send you your new professional member card and certificate.

Experience Assessment is a one-off investment in your career and personal development and is a way into all the benefits that professional membership brings. The cost depends on the level of membership you’re applying for.

To go through Experience Assessment you will need to pay the following:

  • One-off joining fee
  • Subscription for the year (relevant to the level of membership you're applying for)
  • Experience Assessment fee (relevant to the level of membership you're applying for)

See our membership fees.

Note: All fees are payable in advance and non-refundable.

Fees for up to 12 months membership

You will need to renew your membership on 1 July 2018 and each year after that. Don’t worry, we’ll send you renewal information well before the due date to remind you how much is due. Annual payment will be collected until you advise us otherwise.

Membership type Assessment fee Joining fee Membership fee Total
Associate member £1,996 £40 £153 £2,189
Chartered Member £2,045 £40 £180 £2,265
Chartered Fellow £2,375 £40 £207 £2,622

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Experience Assessment for organisations

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

  • create targeted development plans across your HR and L&D functions
  • provide a highly rewarding development experience for your employees
  • professionalise your HR and L&D 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 HR capability.

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