Chartered Manager is the most prestigious status that can be achieved in the managerial profession and is the ideal partner to CEng and IEng, endorsing your managerial credentials as well as your technical and professional expertise.

CMI has teamed up with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to offer their Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Incorporated Engineers (IEng) with five years or more of management experience access to CMI’s qualified route to becoming a Chartered Manager.

If you hold any of these qualifications, and have five years minimum of management experience, you are eligible to apply via this route. If your application is successful, you’ll receive a 50% discount on your annual CMI membership fees as long as you continue to be an IET member.

Why become a Chartered Manager?

  • It raises your profile, providing a professional status and endorsement of your management credentials
  • It enhances your employability, evidencing your transferable managerial skills
  • It increases your confidence, informing your decision-making through a professional code of conduct.
  • Chartered Managers deliver up to £365k value to their organisations
  • Over 60% exceed their objectives and innovate


Via written submission

(This is done via a written submission and telephone interview) 

 Assessment fee




 Total £354

Via professional discussion

(This is done via a combination of discussions and interview by telephone) 

Assessment fee




Total  £594 

You will then benefit from a 50% discounted CMI membership fee on all future renewals as long as you continue to be an IET member.

What if I don't hold the relevant qualifications or management experience?

You can still apply for Chartered Manager through alternative routes; please call us or register your interest below to discuss your options.

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