Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
A route to Individual "Chartered Marketer"

How to become a Chartered Marketer?

To become a Chartered Marketer, you have to do the following:

  • Become a full member of CIM (MCIM/FCIM)
    To become a full member of CIM you will need a recognised qualification in marketing plus a minimum of three years experience in marketing - one at management level. You can also achieve Chartered Status if you are a fellow of the CIM and have a proven record of expertise and experience.
  • AND, undertake 35 hours of CPD per year for two consecutive years
    There are many ways you can collect CPD hours. CPD is categorised into three key areas - marketing, management and general business development skills. Within these categories there are numerous activities that you can undertake to gain your 35 hours - including CIM branch events, post-qualification courses, short training courses, relevant conferences & exhibitions, business activities such as coaching and mentoring and much more.

Maintaining Chartered Marketer status
You should continue to manage and record your development to reach the annual requirement of 35 hours.

It's important to note that all Chartered Marketers must now provide an annual CPD submission documenting their development activity for the CPD year. However, you will only be required to provide evidence if you're specifically requested to do so. This request may be made at any point in the CPD year.

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Maintaining Chartered Marketer status
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