Chartered status

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Chartered status is awarded to those who have shown real excellence, innovation and quality within their field.

CIMSPA chartered status is the hallmark of an qualified and excellent professional, allowing everybody within your professional sphere to see and acknowledge your achievements.

Those with chartered status are champions of our sector’s values: achieving a truly active nation with the help of a professional and qualified workforce.

So if you are a leader or excellent practitioner within the sport and physical activity sector then chartered status is for you.

Document Chartered Application Pack – Management

Document Chartered Application Pack - Activity and Health Practitioner

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Membership benefits

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.

Routes into Chartered

Chartered Member is aimed at individuals who have entered a position of delivery, administration, development, management, research, or academia. They meet the professional standards in their field and have maintained their competence through continuous professional development in that field. Chartered Members also meet the requirements of the CIMSPA code of conduct.

Chartered Fellow is aimed at individuals who have reached a position of senior responsibility through delivery, administration, development, management, research, or academia. They have shown significant professional achievement in their field, can evidence a record of distinguished service in their field and can demonstrate ongoing compliance with membership requirements and continuous professional development. Chartered Fellows also meet the requirements of the CIMSPA code of conduct.

There are three routes to Chartered status and the online application process will guide you through the route most applicable to you.

  • Route 1: For applicants who meet the criteria of experience, qualifications and have demonstrated and fulfilled the key professional competencies, which are endorsed by a CIMSPA accredited employer partner and/or CIMSPA member in a Senior position.
  • Route 2: For applicants who meet the criteria of experience and qualifications, but do not have a verifiable letter of endorsement from a CIMSPA accredited employer partner and/or a CIMSPA member in a Senior position.
  • Route 3: For applicants with an in-depth of experience and verifiable key competency assessments from CIMSPA accredited employer partners and or CIMSPA members in a *Senior position, but do not have the prescribed qualifications.

*Senior positions are identified as; Chief Executive Officer, Senior Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Board members, heads of departments etc

Available cohorts*

  • Cohort one applications have passed.
  • Cohort two applications have reached capacity.
  • Cohort three applications run on the 11/01/2020 and close on the 15/02/2021.
  • Cohort four applications run on the 15/03/2021 and close on the 19/04/2021.

For further information on availability within these cohorts, please contact

Cost of application

  • Route 1 - £200 (including VAT)
  • Route 2 - £250 (including VAT)
  • Route 3 - £250 (including VAT)

Chartered application fees are heavily discount for early adopters until March 2021.

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 Chartership 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

*Limited places

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