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Knowledge Management Chartership

KM Chartership

CILIP is working with a group of leading international Knowledge Management practitioners to launch the first Professional Registration in Knowledge Management backed by Royal Charter. The scheme is being piloted in Q1 2019 and will be open for registration from April 2019.

Why become a registered KM professional?

Chartership and professional registration offer a range of benefits for you as a KM practitioner:
  • Recognition of your skills and experience
  • Validation of your professional status by a globally-recognised organisation
  • Differentiation from other KM practitioners in the field
  • A seal of approval for employers and clients
What level of recognition will be available?

We are launching our new KM Professional Registration to enable members to become a Chartered Knowledge Manager.

Chartership is for more experienced practitioners.
How long will it take?

This depends on how quickly you want to do it. Registration is quick and easy via the CILIP website. Once registered, we will send you a guide to the information you will need to provide. It is up to you how long you want to take to collect and submit this information. Once submitted, most applications are usually assessed within 4-8 weeks.

Who does the assessment?

Submissions are assessed by the CILIP Professional Registration and Accreditation Board. To ensure that applications are assessed by people with appropriate expertise, we are in the process of recruiting assessors and mentors from the Knowledge Management community.

How do I apply?

Applications will be open from April next year.
In the meantime, please register your interest to receive further information.


I had the privilege of representing CILIP on BSI’s KnowledgeManagement (KM) Committee which helped develop this new KM Standard [BSI ISO 30401]. I believe this standard is a key step in professionalising/formalising KM into a discipline and gives KM legitimacy as a profession. This is good news for those knowledge managers considering becoming Chartered Knowledge Managers through CILIP’s Professional Registration process.

Karen McFarlane, CILIP Trustee

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