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Professional Registration Chartership

Chartership is the level of Professional Registration for those working in the information professions who wish to be recognised for their skills, knowledge, and application of these in the form of reflective practice.

Chartership is a great way to further develop your foundation of skills and knowledge and apply these in your current and future professional activities.

The value of Chartership is that you are demonstrating that you are committed to your own development and to working in the profession. Through application of your learning in professional practice you can achieve recognition as a Chartered information professional.

There are no barriers to entry – Chartership is available to all CILIP members.

Once you are awarded Chartership you can use the post-nominal letters MCLIP, for as long as you continue to be a member of CILIP. Once Chartered, we recommend that you revalidate annually to demonstrate your commitment to CPD. The CILIP Register of Practitioners shows both the initial date of your award and the date of your most recent revalidation.

What does Chartership involve?

There are three key elements to achieving Chartership: You’ll need to show how you have used the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) to examine your skills and knowledge and identified areas for development based on improving your performance in your current role or for future roles.

You will then need to compile a portfolio with supporting evidence that demonstrates that you can do the following to meet the three assessment criteria:

  1. IDENTIFY areas for improvement in your personal performance, UNDERTAKE activities to develop skills, APPLY these in practice and REFLECT on the process and outcomes
  2. EXAMINE the organisational context of your service, EVALUATE service performance, SHOW THE ABILITY to implement or recommend improvement and REFLECT on actual or desired outcomes
  3. ENHANCE your knowledge of the wider professional context and REFLECT on areas of current interest

For more detailed information, download the Chartership handbook.


In order to enrol, you will need to have your membership number and be ready to pay your registration fee. Use the link below to enrol:

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You will be prompted for payment when you complete the form. If you wish to be invoiced so that your employer can pay, please ensure that you have a Purchase Order Number, if required. Your enrolment will not be processed until we have received payment. Once we have received payment you will then be enrolled into the Professional Registration Candidates’ Group. You will find all your support material in this area.

Chartership for Knowledge Management

For information regarding Chartership for Knowledge Management visit:

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