Working with the Armed Forces

And supporting military personnel to succeed

CMI has worked extensively with all areas of the Armed Forces for over two decades to deliver qualifications and accredited solutions to support individuals throughout their military careers and beyond.

Translate your Armed Forces Experience into a Meaningful Qualification

The relationship between CMI and the Armed Forces has flourished over two decades, with CMI often recognised as the partner of choice for many military personnel. We offer the chance for members of the Armed Forces to have their learning recognised by an industry leading professional body, translating what they have learnt and helping them to demonstrate their skills in a meaningful and valuable way that employers understand.

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As CMI is backed by a unique Charter, learners also have the unique opportunity to work towards achieving Chartered Manager Status - the ultimate management accolade.

MOD Centres

If you're an existing MOD Centre, are looking to become one, or just need some more information about the Centres that we work with, you can find more information below.

Info for Armed Forces Centres
Partners and Centres Information

I believe that others, particularly in the Navy, should strive for Chartered Manager status, as it will raise the profile of a very large cross-section of very capable managers inside the military.

Lieutenant Commander Philip Parvin - Royal Navy

CMI Membership Benefits

As part of the fantastic partnership between the MOD and CMI, each learner will benefit from 12 months of free CMI Membership upon registration of a CMI qualification. This means exclusive membership access to a range of world-class resources, including 24/7 access to our online resource portal, MangementDirect, invitations to networking and events plus so much more. Find out more about what a CMI Membership has to offer.

More about CMI Resources and Benefits

The CMI Offer

Refreshed to give you even more choice, the CMI offer, which will start from 1st June 2021, means that learners now have two options for CMI certification:

CMI Certificate of Recognition

If your existing course meets the CMI Professional Standards - our international benchmark of excellence - you will be eligible to apply for a CMI Recognised certificate.

CMI  Regulated Qualification

Undertaking a regulated qualification means you'll be eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager Status and receive a globally recognised qualification that employers desire.

More information about the new MOD offer

Completed Learners

If you have undertaken any of the courses listed below prior to 1st June 2021, you could be eligible to apply for a CMI accredited qualification. If you require any support with this, get in touch with our expert team.

Browse Courses

Our qualifications are a great way of evidencing your command and leadership skills throughout your career in the Armed Forces, and are also a great benchmark against civilian management requirements. Why not take a look at our range of courses below.

Accredit your course

The Armed Forces Covenant

CMI is incredibly proud to be a significant partner to the military for many years in accrediting and developing skills, and have demonstrated our commitment by signing their Covenant. The Covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the Armed Forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.

For over two decades, CMI has been helping military personnel not just improve performance in their role, but build confidence and carry qualifications to help them resettle into civilian life at the end of their military career. We are delighted to be able to extend this to Service spouses and partners to gain Management and Leadership qualifications to help support them to excel in their careers, too.

CMI Armed Forces Covenant Pledge


Celebrating Armed Forces Day

CMI has an extensive relationship with the British Armed Forces, supporting military personnel to equip them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful managers and leaders.

That’s why we’re proud to support Armed Forces Day and have created this #SaluteOurForces video to pay tribute to our Service personnel who work incredibly hard to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.