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CQI Grades

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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.

At any time you can click the 'Join Now' button above to start your application.

Grade Who Is It For? Criteria To Apply

For anyone enrolled on a CQI accredited higher education course.

Currently studying for a CQI qualification or on a CQI accredited higher education course.

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

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


CQI Practitioners actively practice quality management as part of their job role, including individuals who specialise in specific areas such as inspection, quality assurance and improvement.

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 management.

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

You must be able to demonstrate your competence against the CQI’s Profession Map. 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

Membership Fees / Making a payment

For information about membership fees, click here.
For information about how to pay your fees, click here

Not sure which grade is right for you?

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The member journey

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

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Find your membership grade

Take this short quiz to find out which CQI membership grade is right for you