Continuing Professional Development

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Chartered Marketer Status

The upper echelon of the marketing sector is Chartered Marketer status, something which can only be achieved via the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) via membership and continued professional development (CPD). 

Chartered Marketer Status

To start your pathway to Chartered Marketer status you must first be a registered member of the CIM at MCIM or FCIM level. this membership will reflect your experience and knowledge within the sector, allowing you to enter the CIM's CPD programme. 

To achieve MCIM status you must hold a CIM Level 6 Marketing Qualification or higher and/or five to ten years of relevant experience, preferably at a senior strategic level. You will need to submit evidence of this to the CIM when applying for membership. 

To achieve FCIM you will most likely be working in a directorial/consultancy position and have between 10 - 15 years of relevant experience, you will need to evidence this experience to a great degree with the CIM.  

Once you have achieved the appropriate membership level you will be able to couple this with the CIM CPD Programme to work towards Chartered Marketer status over a mandatory 2 year period. 

Completing the following qualifications will count towards Charted Marketer Status (coupled with Membership and CPD):

CIM Marketing Leadership Programme

  • Students who commence the new level 7 Marketing Leadership Programme at either MCIM or FCIM grade of membership may use their studies towards the CPD requirements of achieving Chartered Marketer status. If they record two consecutive years of CPD and complete the qualification in full, the final step for achieving Chartered status – the online assessment – will be waived.

CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing

  • The CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing will count towards CPD and demonstrate a high level strategic marketing understanding on completion which can be submitted as part of your evidence for higher level membership as well as CPD.  

Addtional qualifications

The qualifications below are eligible for earning you 35 hours towards your CPD.

CPD and Private study

In addition to your study reading, we encourage all our students to do private study and reading to expand your knowledge and performance.  We are continually developing a range of resources which are accessible through the online members area, and we will keep you updated when additional resources are added.

For further information about how Professional Academy can help you achieve Chartered Marketer status or gain CPD hours please contact us.

You can register for the CPD programme and find further information on eligible activities on the CIM website.

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