Professional Registration

Professional Registration is the name for CILIP's internationally recognised qualifications. It is the perfect way to demonstrate your commitment to your personal development and the profession.

Levels of Professional Registration

Whatever stage you are at in your career, Professional Registration is for you. The framework of Professional Registration includes Certification, Chartership, Fellowship and Revalidation.

Obligatory Revalidation

From January 2016, CILIP is proposing to make revalidation obligatory for all members who hold Certification, Chartership or Fellowship.


Mentors support candidates working on Chartership, Certification and Fellowship. They understand the Professional Registration processes, are trained in mentoring skills and becoming a mentor can improve your ability to develop and nurture your own staff while learning new ideas and approaches from other professionals. Many mentors value the feeling of 'giving something back' to the profession too.