The prestigious grade of Fellow recognises those who have demonstrated a substantial achievement or contribution to the quality profession.
Fellowship of the CQI recognises the extraordinary contribution made in service to the profession. Fellows continue their work in supporting and leading the profession through their work with peers and the CQI. Fellows of the CQI can exclusively use the postnominals 'CQP FCQI'.
To apply for the grade of Fellow you must demonstrate that you:
- Have been a Chartered Quality Professional (CQP MCQI) for at least two years
- Have furthered the objectives of quality through voluntary contributions to the CQI
- Are a peer-acknowledged expert with acclaimed contributions to a quality field
- Have carried out outstanding service on professional committees
- Have developed and supported the careers of others, especially less experienced quality professionals
- Have made a voluntary contribution to the objectives of quality through other voluntary means (this may include activities initiated as part of a work requirement but taken beyond the original brief)
|What we are/aren’t looking for
|Have furthered the objectives of quality through voluntary
contributions to the CQI
|Have you been involved in a Branch or Special Interest Group? Elected to a committee? Written for Quality World? There are many ways to contribute to the life of the CQI and you should present as many contributions as you can, in each case outlining what you did, when you did it, and the difference that you made.
If you were a branch committee member, consider getting a reference from
the Chair. If you organised events, do you have the feedback to indicate
member satisfaction? If you are/were a branch or SIG Chair, what changed/improved as a result of your leadership?
Playing a part in the life of the CQI through attending events is not enough.
This is about your demonstrable contribution.
|Are a peer-acknowledged expert with acclaimed contributions to a quality
One of the most common failings against this criterion is arguing that you
|Have carried out outstanding service on professional committee/s
Not including committees in your place of employ, what committees have you served on? How long did you serve on them? What was your role? Did you lead any working groups? What changed as a result of your involvement?
|Have developed and supported the careers of others, especially less
experienced quality professionals
We are not looking for good line managers who have developed their staff and seen them move on to greater things. We already assume that you are good in that respect as an MCQI.
|Have made a voluntary contribution to the objectives of quality through other voluntary means, including activities started as part of a work requirement but taken beyond the original brief
This is your opportunity to provide other examples of how you have promoted quality.
The word ‘voluntary’ is significant. This should be activity that you were not required by your employers to undertake.
Sign in to the Members' area of this website. Go to 'My Membership' and 'CQI Regrade'. If you are eligible to regrade to Fellow, select that option.
Complete the online application form, supply supporting evidence and pay the regrade fee.
If our external assessor believes that you may meet the criteria, you will be invited to a Fellowship interview. At this interview you will deliver a presentation and be questioned about how you meet the criteria. If you are successful you will be awarded the grade of Fellow.
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