Member benefits

Benefits of CMI Membership

Membership of CMI gives you the recognition you deserve as a professional manager and sets you on the journey to the ultimate destination, Chartered Manager. 

By choosing to join CMI not only do you gain access to a wealth of management material, our research shows positive impact on employability, salary and competence.

Whether you're a member or studying member, you'll reap the rewards by aligning yourself with the only institute warranting the Royal Charter in management & leadership.

Reasons to join CMI today

Professional recognition

CMI membership gives you a post nominal that signifies you are dedicated to your profession and continued profession development.

Using this as a starting point you can also aim to achieve the ultimate accolade in the management profession - Chartered Manager.

Chartered Manager - clearly defines you as a professional manager

Subscription to Professional Manager and Management Today magazines*

Worth the membership fee alone - the top two publications in the management field are delivered free to your door, keeping you up-to-date on the latest theory and practice.

*Professional Manager is supplied in electronic format for some types of membership. Affiliate members must pay an additional fee if they wish to receive Management Today.

Be one step ahead on all of the latest management news and topics

ManagementDirect - Our 24/7 online management support tool

Want to know how to deal with absenteeism? Need to manage your time better? Need a structure for a strategic plan? You're just a click away from ManagementDirect, our extensive online knowledge resource, packed with up-to-the-minute best practice on whatever's top of your agenda right now.

Access to unrivalled information resources - helping you build a more effective workforce

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Our online CPD system helps you assess your needs, plan your development and record your development activities. Every CPD activity you undertake using CMI resources is automatically recorded so that you can focus on the job in hand. Your CPD record will also be vital when applying for/maintaining Chartered status.

Effective Continuing Professional Development is a commitment to professionalism

Exclusive networking

Make friends and influence people in both business and social contexts, through our frequent branch and national events. Our Online Community also provides lively debate and the chance to share ideas and begin dialogues. This external perspective adds an extra dimension not just to your learning, but to your working life as a whole.

Become a part of our Management Community


As well as the professional status that membership brings, you can choose to pursue formal management qualifications with CMI - leading up to the ultimate accolade of Chartered Manager.

Enhance your employability and credibility as a professional manager

Additional benefits also include:

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Please note: Some of the above benefits may not be relevant and/or available to overseas members, e.g. Business HR and the Legal helpline cover only UK law and the Hiscox offers are also UK only.