Routes to Chartered Status

You could be about to take your first step to join an exclusive community of exceptional managers.

Gaining Chartered Manager status involves reflecting on your recent workplace achievements and how you effectively apply your management skills to deliver positive business results. Identify your route below and start your journey to become a Chartered Manager today.

Pathway to Chartered Manager

CMI currently offers three routes to achieving Chartered Status; depending on your mix of qualification and management experience. Find out more below.

If you are not sure which category you fit into, contact us and we will be happy to confirm your options.

Just starting out in your management career but don’t want to miss out? Take a look at Foundation Chartered Manager, CMI’s professional award for aspiring early-career managers.

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Route 1
CMI Fast Track

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Route 2
Full Assessment

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Route 3
Apprenticeship

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Fast Track to Chartered Status

You are eligible for this route if you have…

A CMI Diploma qualification (at level 5 or above) and at least 3 years’ experience in a management role.

How do I register?

Contact the team via [email protected] to request registration and for an invoice to be issued to you.

What's involved and what's the cost?

This route builds on the completion of your CMI Diploma qualification and provides a fast track assessment process taking into account your prior learning with CMI.

Costs £125 + VAT (plus membership fees where applicable).

What paperwork do I need to submit?

Complete and submit for assessment using our application template.

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Full Assessment for Chartered Status

You are eligible for this route if you have…

Either - a degree level qualification that is management, business or leadership focused; plus 3 years’ experience in a management role.

Or - at least 5 years’ management experience (equivalent to Level 5 or operational / senior management level) if you don’t have a management specific qualification.

How do I register?

Contact the team via [email protected] to request registration and for an invoice to be issued to you.

What's involved and what's the cost?

You will need to capture details of your recent achievements/positive results. You will then work with an assessor to complete the assessment review. You can choose between Written Submission assessment or Professional Discussion assessment

Costs £510+VAT or £815+VAT respectively (Membership fees may apply)

What paperwork do I need to submit?

Complete and submit our application template for assessment depending on your chosen method.

Enquire about Full Assessment

Full Assessment Word template for Written Submission

Full Assessment Word template for Professional Discussion

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Apprenticeship EPA & Chartered Status

You are eligible for this route if…

You are completing End Point Assessment through CMI for one of these apprenticeship standards and have relevant management experience:

Level 5 Operations/Department Manager
Level 6 CMDA
Level 7 SLMDA

Do I need to register for Chartered Manager?

No, there is no registration needed.

What's involved and what's the cost?

The Chartered Manager assessment criteria have been built in to the CMI assessment at EPA. No additional work and no additional cost for the apprentice.

This means...

  • If you're completing a CMI qualification alongside the apprenticeship
    Chartered Manager will automatically be awarded when you pass your apprenticeship.
  • If you have CMI membership support as part of your EPA package
    Chartered Manager will be automatically awarded when you pass your apprenticeship.
  • If you're completing EPA only (no qualification, no membership support)
    When you pass your apprenticeship you can complete a form to claim your relevant Chartered status. Please contact us on the email address below.

What if I'm not sure which category I fit into?

Email us at [email protected] and we can confirm for you.