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Professional Membership

ICiPS standard of professional practice were developed, and are regularly refreshed, in collaboration with academia and senior practitioners; reflecting what they consider to be the critical knowledge, behaviours and practical abilities required to practice continuous improvement.

Adopted worldwide, in the public, voluntary and private sectors, the standards are increasingly valued as a way to recognise competency.

The framework also provides a practical development pathway, with complete flexibility of when and how individuals develop the knowledge and skills required to become a professional member.

Our 4 levels of Professional Membership provide a career pathway;

  • Members (MICiPS)
    Acting as champions for continuous improvement and leading change projects.
  • Practitioners (PICiPS)
    Leading the development of cultures that enable continuous improvement to thrive and leading complex programs of change.
  • Fellows (FICiPS)
    Renowned experts who draw on extensive experience to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to improve service delivery.

To become a professional member you need to submit a portfolio of evidence which addresses the areas of: Underpinning knowledge, applied knowledge and behaviours, across the subjects listed in the diagram.

Corporate Members. Fees to apply for membership, and the annual membership fee is included as part of the corporate membership package. To apply under this scheme please decide on the grade you wish to apply for and then complete this application form. A learning account will be set up for you containing all the elements against which you need to upload evidence. If you need further information on what’s involved please refer to the module How to become a professional member.

Download an overview of our professional membership standards here.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch using our contact form.