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Professional Registration Fellowship

Professional Registration Fellowship

Fellowship is the highest level of Professional Registration and if you have substantial achievement in professional practice, hold a senior position in your organisation, or have made a significant contribution to the Information Professions, then this is the level for you.

Fellowship is a great way to evaluate the impact you have had on your organisation and the wider profession. There is no time constraint; you can take as much or as little time as you need to become a Fellow.

Fellowship means your contributions are recognised and valued by a group of your peers. Once you are awarded Fellowship you can use the post-nominals FCLIP, for as long as you continue to be a member of CILIP.

What does Fellowship involve?

Like Certification and Chartership, there are three core components to achieving your Fellowship:

You’ll need to identify areas for improvement in your personal performance, undertake activities to develop your skills, apply these in practice, and reflect on the process and outcomes.

Examine the organisational context of your work and provide evidence of your substantial achievements in professional practice. This could involve enhancing your organisation’s reputation as a whole or delivering significant service improvements.

Establish your commitment to, and enhance your knowledge of, the information profession in order to make a significant contribution to all or part of the profession. You might have been managing and leading services, developing new services and partnerships or contributing to or writing research which drives the profession forward.

Find out more. Download the Fellowship handbook here


We have temporarily paused enrolment for Professional Registration. We are updating the processes and systems and will reopen enrolment once the improvements are in place. Please contact Member Services for further information and advice.

If you’d like to be updated when enrolment reopens in autumn 2019, please complete this form.

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