Professional development

In order to keep your skills, knowledge and education up to date, you have access to a range of services and products that will enhance your ability to carry out your role, as well as develop yourself professionally and further your career.

Professional Registration

Gain an internationally recognised competence by undertaking professional registration. It is an essential route to enhance your career by demonstrating your commitment and dedication to the sector and your professional development. Only CILIP members can enrol for Certification, Chartership, or Fellowship. 

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Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)

Using self assessment the PKSB enables you to think about your knowledge and skills. You can then identify any gaps you have so that you can plan your CPD and other development activities in order to plug those gaps that may be preventing you from progressing professionally. The PKSB is an extremely valuable tool which has been recognised by many organisations that have adopted it for their staff development and job planning; it is also an essential mapping tool for those courses that are accredited by CILIP.

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CILIP has a straight-forward and simple process to revalidate your professional registration, be it ACLIP, MCLIP, FCLIP; it is free, and another way to prove to customers and employers that you are keeping your skills and knowledge current 

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Educational Credit Rating

Professional Registration earns you credit points which can be transferred into other academic and vocational qualifications. You don’t have to do extra work, just complete Professional Registration at your chosen level and you're eligible to negotiate the use of the credit for further study. 

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Demonstrable professionalism

By being a member of CILIP, it is easier for you to prove to your customers and employers that you are engaging with the profession and keeping your skills and knowledge current through the benefits and services offered as part of membership