CIPS Launches Proposal for New Member Grade

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CIPS Launches Proposal for New Member Grade

Jan 31, 2014
The following extract has been taken from CIPS.

CIPS is seeking to gain approval from Her Majesty’s Privy Council to offer a grade of Chartered Membership, beyond and above MCIPS which is designed for advanced professionals who want to distinguish themselves in their career. The project is now fully underway and if all goes to plan by the end of 2014, the applications process will be open for members.

There will be three routes to Chartered Member Status, two Masters Level Programmes and an Experiential Programme.  Full members of CIPS (MCIPS) and Fellows of the Institute, (FCIPS) will be given an opportunity to vote on accepting Chartered Member status later in the year. Advance notification of the vote will appear in Supply Management, one month in advance of voting taking place.   In the meantime, all members will be able to have their say through a consultation process commencing in February 2014.

Many professional institutes already offer a Chartered Member grade, so CIPS will be joining a long-established tradition. FCIPS will remain the highest grade of membership. But for the businesses that employ Chartered Members, they can be sure of a high standard of ethical and professionalised conduct and for CIPS, this will also form a clear pathway for young people to join the profession and have a successful and satisfying career.