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Why join the CQI?

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“Membership improves our individual credibility, as well as that of the profession” Sean Manison MCQI CQP, assurance specialist, Network Rail

CQI members are recognised internationally for their high professional and ethical standards. Joining the CQI can help you to become a better quality professional, and be recognised as such.

Our membership structure and member benefits are designed to support you through your career. We will help you to identify the best direction to take, to develop your knowledge, progress your skills and prove your competence to the wider world.

Specifically, membership of the CQI can help you with:

  • Your professional development
  • Your knowledge
  • Your professional recognition
  • Your network
  • Your influence

Your professional development

The modern quality professional works in an environment where standards, business trends, and quality management practice are constantly changing. Membership of the CQI will help you to develop and stay at the forefront of the profession.
Find out more about how we can support your professional development here

Your knowledge

We provide a wide range of resources to enrich and develop your professional knowledge.

Quality World is the UK’s leading independent quality publication, sent monthly to all CQI members. 
Find out more about Quality World here.

Online content. The CQI provides a wealth of online content for members from technical papers to an extensive e-library of journals.
Find out more about our online content here.

Your professional recognition

It is one thing being good at your job. It is quite another to be externally recognised for your skills and knowledge, your professional competence, or your contribution to the quality profession. The CQI’s membership grades provide such recognition, and through our Chartered grades the opportunity earn letters after your name.
Find out more about professional recognition here.

Your network

The CQI offers opportunities for you to expand your professional network.

  • Branches

Throughout the UK and in countries around the world the CQI has member-led branches that give you the opportunity to meet with other quality professionals.
Find out more about our branch network here

  • Special interest groups

The CQI has Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that focus on specific quality topics or industries. Each SIG runs events, facilitates networking with other professionals and acts as a pool for expertise for the CQI.
Find out more about SIGs here

  • LinkedIn

The CQI has a LinkedIn group with approaching 16,000 followers, as well as groups for each of our local branches and interest groups.
Find out more about our LinkedIn presence here.

Your Influence

CQI representatives contribute to the work of international panels, including ISO Technical Committees and Working Groups. Our members significantly influenced the development of ISO 9001:2015, submitting more comments in total than some countries.

The 2017 Good Governance report by the Institute of Directors was informed by more survey responses from CQI members than any other group of professional.

As an independent body, we are widely acknowledged for being thought-leaders in our field. In order to maintain that position we needed an engaged body of members sharing their opinions and experiences with us.

Join the CQI

We can support you in your career in quality. Click on the link below, find the right grade for you, apply, and become a part of our global network of quality professionals.
Join the CQI today.

If you have any questions or want to contact our membership team, please fill out our enquiry form.