Chartered Manager

Do you strive for excellence? Do you deliver positive results for your business? Do you want that to be professionally recognised?

As a Chartered Manager you’ll join a community of high performing professional managers at the top of their game who are self-aware and skills-focused, delivering real value for their business.

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What is Chartered Manager status

Chartered Manager is all about professional recognition and is the highest status that can be achieved in the management and leadership profession.

Chartered status recognises managers with exceptional management and leadership skills and commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), demonstrating to employers and peers the value of a professional approach that delivers measurable impact.

Backed by our Royal Charter, CMI is the only professional body able to award Chartered Manager status.

Interested in Chartered Manager but only just starting your management career journey? Foundation Chartered Manager status will recognise your existing skills and knowledge and put you on the first step to a guided learning pathway towards full Chartered Manager status.

The Value of Chartered Managers

Chartered Managers make an essential economic contribution to the UK economy and businesses. In uncertain times, never has it been more important to ensure that all UK managers are professionally qualified to the highest level.

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£13k Average pay rise of a manager as a result of becoming Chartered


Chartered Managers boost their business revenue by £62k each year and £310k over 5 years


£22.4k Additional contribution to the UK economy every year from each manager becoming Chartered


Benefits for Organisations

Chartered Manager demonstrates that you solve problems and deliver solutions for your organisation…

  • 95% say that Chartered Manager demonstrates their use of managerial skills to achieve organisational results
  • 81% say that since becoming Chartered, they have used their managerial skills to lead people and manage change
  • 78% say that since becoming Chartered, they have had a positive impact on the wider team in their organisation (such as increased employee engagement)

Benefits for Individuals.

It will also help you to continue developing your skills across your career.

  • 91% say their self-awareness has increased
  • 81% say their management skills have improved
  • 76% say that Chartered Manager provides the "ultimate competitive advantage"

How to get Chartered

Gaining Chartered Manager status involves reflecting on your recent workplace achievements and how you effectively apply your management skills to deliver positive business results.

There is a fast-track and full assessment process dependent on your level of experience and qualifications. Even if you do not hold any formal management qualifications, don’t worry, CMI will support you to become a Chartered Manager though your experience alone.

Did you know that achieving Chartered Manager can take as little as a few weeks? Identify your route below and start your journey to become a Chartered Manager today.

Meet the Chartered Managers

There are Chartered Managers in every role, sector and industry you can imagine. Read why they chose to become Chartered and what impact it’s had on their careers, in their own words.

Being Chartered has enabled me to not only benefit from accessing world-class resources but more crucially, connect and engage with an incredibly diverse community

Manisha Mistry, Chartered Manager of the Year 2020