Apply for Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner status today!


We are excited to announce that we are opening Chartered Member and Chartered Fellow applications for Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner.

The new chartered category will provide a host of new benefits which unlock great offers across the sport and physical activity sector.

This is the first time the new chartered process has been opened to CIMSPA members. It is an opportunity for you to show your excellence and be recognised as a professional that has chartered potential.

Becoming a Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner gives you the opportunity to showcase your excellence, drive and continued commitment to your career to your clients, peers and/or employer.

We're committed to building pathways to chartered membership and fellowship for everyone in our sector.

To begin your chartered journey today, download the applicant pack on our website to get started.

What does becoming a Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner involve?

Kayley Stabler became the first Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner to achieve membership through the pilot programme launched in February this year.

Commenting on the the new Chartered status, Kayley said:

“Chartered appealed to me as a process by which personal trainers and coaches can be held accountable for their individual standard of practice and ensures the development of the industry itself – which was previously missing and much needed!”

Undergoing the chartered process required me to critically analyse and breakdown my practice in order to be able to identify and evidence the areas of my practice being assessed. I hope the successful attainment of chartered status will give prospective clients confidence in my externally validated ability as a personal trainer and that, as the industry progresses with this process, we establish a better precedent of not only an acceptable but exceptional calibre of practice, contributing to the nation's health crisis moving forwards!”

Learn more about the Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner pilot here.

Why should I become a Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner?

As a Chartered Member, you are displaying your professional excellence to the sector and can expect to experience the following benefits:

  • Professional recognition of your competence, commitment and evidence of expertise.
  • Use of post-nominal letters: MCIMSPA (chartered) or FCIMSPA (chartered).
  • The ability to showcase to your clients, peers and employers the highest level of sector achievement, as a Chartered Member of the sector’s only Chartered Institute.
  • Access to helpful resources to support the next phase of your career.
  • Access to free CPD opportunities with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • Access to tailored benefits for Chartered Members.

Get ahead on your career journey and kickstart your next chapter with support from CIMSPA.
CIMSPA chartered status is the hallmark of a qualified and excellent professional and is the highest achievement within the sport and physical activity sector. It allows everybody within your professional sphere to recognise and acknowledge your achievements.

Further application windows will be open throughout the year via our website and we would be happy to add you to our ‘keep me informed’ mailing list for future communications regarding Chartered status with CIMSPA.


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CIMSPA’s work enhances the career opportunities and professional development of the workforce operating in sport, fitness, exercise, leisure, gyms, coaching, outdoor exercise, health and wellbeing. We achieve this through sector-wide engagement, membership, networking, events, directories and professional standards.

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