Qualified Route

Outshine the competition


Exclusively incorporated by Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation able to award Chartered Manager – the highest and most prestigious accolade in management and leadership.

With the ‘CMgr’ post-nominals, you can prove your worth to employers and clients alike, providing an invaluable advantage. Here are some of the impacts being a Chartered Manager has:

  • Proof of achievement

96% saw being Chartered as proof of their experience of leading people and managing change

  • Proof of high performance

91% viewed being Chartered as confirmation of their ability to deliver results

  • Improved management skills

83% believed that they became better managers after gaining Chartered status

  • Belief in own abilities

90% said that attaining Chartered status had boosted their self-confidence and self-awareness


For managers such as yourself, who have completed a degree level management qualification, the qualified route is the fastest and most suitable way to become a Chartered Manager – because we know you’ve already done the hard part.

Qualified route applicants must have:

  • Completed a degree level qualification in Management, Leadership or Business;
  • 3 years experience for Level 5 and above Diploma;
  • 5 years experience for Level 5 and above Certificate.

For your convenience, there are two assessment types to choose from, to demonstrate consistent and effective performance over the past 18 months:

  • Written submission - £295*
  • Professional discussion - £495*

* An annual Chartered Membership fee is payable thereafter. Price excludes VAT.


Diploma in Management at Level 5 or above;

NVQ or SVQ at Level 4 or above;

University degree (BSc or BA) or higher (eg. MSc MBA, MA, PhD) in Management, Leadership or Business;

CEng, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered CIPD & Armed Forces senior qualifications;

Certificate in Management with 5 years of management experience.


You can find out more about the qualified route from our dedicated Chartered Manager team on 01536 207429, or alternatively, just click here to fill in your details and a member of the team will be in touch.