Become a chartered professional

A member is a professional who meets the professional standards in their particular occupational scope. Their role demands the practical knowledge skills and behaviours as well as the occupational qualification to underpin competencies. A chartered member on the other hand combines the above with a thorough (and assessed) understanding and demonstration of the broad multi-disciplinary expertise. Chartered status is a mark of excellence in our sector.
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Are you eligible?


Chartered status is valued by employers throughout the United Kingdom, with countless organisations currently employing chartered professionals.

Your knowledge and skills are rediscovered with the chartered assessment, meaning not only will you discover your strengths and weaknesses, but as a chartered professional you’ll be highly sought after by employers.

We have put in place important eligibility criteria to allow chartered members to be the best the sector has to offer.

Find out if you're eligible below.
 




How is the assessment structured?

The chartered application process is made up of three stages:

Assessment – submit your application form with support evidence.

Interview – an online interview to explore your knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

Verification – our team will examine your application and interview to determine whether you’re suitable for chartered status.

For more information about the chartered assessment, please email chartered.lead@cimspa.co.uk.
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Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner


Chartered status is built for a range of people working in our industry. The first category is tailored towards exercise and physical activity practitioners who have a distinct health-based discipline.

Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner is a nationally-recognised hallmark of a qualified and excellent professional. It is open to everyone who has sufficient experience in the industry and can be completed online.
The assessment can be completed around your current work. During the route to chartered status you will be assigned a chartered assessor and mentor who will guide you throughout.

Upon completion, you will receive a chartered certificate recognising your success.



Chartered Management


The second chartered category was introduced for sport and physical activity leadership. It has two separate levels; Chartered Management Member and Chartered Management Fellow.

By gaining this designation, and adding the widely-recognised MCIMSPA(ch) or FCIMSPA(ch) to your name, you demonstrate a strong ability to lead the sector, and show a strong understanding of ethics and a commitment to continuing professional development.
The assessment can be completed around your current work. During the route to chartered status you will be assigned a chartered assessor and mentor who will guide you throughout.

Upon completion, you will receive a chartered certificate recognising your success. You can then go on to work towards becoming a Chartered Management Fellow.



Eligibility and the route you'll take


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The benefits you’ll receive


As a Chartered Member or Fellow of CIMSPA you will have access to exclusive benefits that show your achievement to the rest of the sector including:

  • Post-nominal letters - For Chartered Member: MCIMSPA (chartered) and for Fellow: FCIMSPA (chartered)
  • Your entry in the CIMSPA membership directory - a statement to employers and the public of your professionalism.
  • Your verified online profile, shareable with employers and customers.
  • CIMSPA Academy - access to FREE endorsed CPD eLearning.
  • Recognition and status - you are a Chartered Member/Fellow of the of the sector’s only chartered professional body.
  • Record of professional development - share your status with employers and customers.
  • The right to use our personal membership logos.
  • Print copy of S&PA Professional, the quarterly CIMSPA magazine and access to our digital archive.
  • CIMSPA member bulletin - curated selection of guidance, useful resources and news.
  • S&PA Extra - our magazine’s monthly digital newsletter.
  • Sector job vacancy information.


 

Case study

"Personally, the chartered status membership gives me immense confidence that I have maintained the highest professional standards throughout my dedicated career working with older adults. Professionally, it demonstrates my professional competence and excellence, skills and expertise to work with health practitioners, carers, GPs and researchers".

David Langford MCIMSPA(ch), Research Associate for Aberystwyth Stroke Research Group

Read the stories of CIMSPA’s chartered members and fellow here.
David Langford
 




When to apply

We are currently reviewing our processes. Please stay tuned for when you can apply.

For further information on availability within these cohorts, please contact olivia.jones@cimspa.co.uk.


Chartered membership fees

The cost of CIMSPA annual membership is in addition to the chartered application fee. You must be a member to apply for chartered and the cost of CIMSPA’s annual membership fees will be pro-rated to coincide with your existing membership year.

  • Chartered Member Membership fee – £195
  • Chartered Fellow Membership fee – £225

Chartered application fees also apply.



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