The process of joining the CQI is straightforward:

First, select the appropriate membership grade from the options below. Then click the relevant link to be taken to the application form and guidance for that grade.

Grade Who Is It For? Critria To Apply
Student

For anyone studying for a CQI qualification

Current enrolment on a CQI course This grade is not currently receiving applications
Affiliate

For any individual considering a career in the field, or with an active interest in quality.
 

This includes senior managers who are supporting their quality team.

There are no restrictions on who may join at this grade. Join today. Click here

Practitioner

CQI Practitioners actively practice quality as part of their job role, including individuals

who specialise in specific aspects of quality (such as inspection, quality assurance and auditing).

Minimum 2 years of experience.

Minimum 30 hours of formal training.

To read the guidance and to apply, click here.

Chartered Member

As a CQI Member, the main

focus of your work is quality.

Chartered Quality Professionals can adapt and apply their skills in most situations.

You must be able to demonstrate your competence against the CQI’s Competency Framework. To read the guidance and to apply, click here.
Fellow For existing Chartered Members who wish to have their contribution to the profession recognised Application and interview demonstrating your contribution and impact on the profession You must be a Chartered Member to apply for this grade

Not sure which grade is right for you?

Try our Grades Quiz

The member journey

For more information about the CQI member journey and how your membership experience can change over time, click here.