Membership for marketers with significant senior strategic experience
Being an FCIM gives you the recognition that you are at the top of your profession and a profession that you are proud to be part of. As an FCIM you will have access to exclusive benefits helping you to continue to stay at the top of your profession and collaborate with like-minded and experienced marketing professionals.
Our Fellow (FCIM) members are the most experienced marketers with many years of senior strategic experience. Whether they hold a marketing director position or operate as a marketing consultant, FCIMs are considered leaders in their field.
- First hold Associate (ACIM), Member (MCIM) or Fellow (FCIM) graded membership of CIM
- Then complete two consecutive years of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which you can log onto the CPD platform at your convenience
- Finally, pass the Chartered Marketer Assessment, which will be available on completion of your second consecutive year of CPD.
- Marketing and Brand Strategy: aimed at marketers looking to develop their strategic marketing planning skills and become more equipped to respond to changing business challenges
- Marketing Fundamentals: helping to develop skills and knowledge needed to plan and measure an effective marketing communications campaign and to develop other core fundamental marketing principles
- Planning and Optimising Marketing Campaigns: providing insight on effective campaign planning and execution as well as understanding and evaluating performance
- Copywriting – The Complete Guide: tackles the full range of copywriting challenges with practical tools, techniques and professional advice.
Highlight your experience by using our designatory letters after your name and show you are a credible marketer. Make use of our digital badges to communicate your credentials across your digital profiles.
Chartered status is present in most industries and is recognised internationally. Achieving Chartered Marketer status recognises your experience, knowledge and commitment to your career and the marketing profession. By joining this community, you demonstrate your commitment to keeping up-to-date and maintaining the highest standards of marketing knowledge and expertise. Any marketer can achieve Chartered Marketer status, as long as you meet the criteria.
To qualify for Chartered Marketer Status, you must:
Once this criteria is met, we can award you Chartered Marketer status, at no additional cost to your current membership fee - the most prestigious accolade in marketing.
You can gain 90 days access to one of our online courses of your choice when you join as a graded member. There are four courses to choose from:
The Marketing Fundamentals online course is worth £249 whilst the Marketing and Brand Strategy and Planning and Optimising Marketing Campaigns online courses are worth £399.
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Taking that next step in your career or asking for guidance on a project can be daunting when you need extra support. We offer a mentoring programme to our professional members where we match developing marketers to experienced and knowledgeable professionals. How your mentoring relationship works is your decision, as it’s tailored to fit in around you and your busy schedule.
The programme allows mentees to search for and contact an inspiring mentor who can provide knowledge and support in areas such as strategic direction and career advice. In addition, it gives you an opportunity to expand your network with an experienced senior member of CIM. Having a mentor can help build confidence to take your career to the next level successfully.
Become a Mentor
Mentoring is available to our MCIM and FCIM members. You’ll have the opportunity to support aspiring professional marketers by utilising your industry knowledge and experience. It’s your decision how mentoring fits in around your schedule and which mentee proposal you would like to support. You’ll receive recognition as an expert in your field by showcasing your individual skills and experience. You could improve your leadership skills by sharing your knowledge with marketers of the future.
A networking platform that allows Fellows to connect, converse and collaborate with like-minded and experienced marketing professionals. The platform is packed with features to help Fellows engage with CIM and other community members in a variety of ways.
CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing or CIM Marketing Leadership Programme
MCIM held for 2 years
10 years' senior strategic experience with 5 years close to board level and Chartered Marketer status held for 5 years
15 years’ senior strategic experience with 5 years close to board level or at senior consultant level
Annual (UK residents ): £288
Annual Direct Debit (UK): £268
Monthly instalments available (UK)*
International rates available
Membership rates are reviewed annually and subject to change from 01 July.
All major credit and debit card payments accepted.
Monthly direct debit instalments available to spread the cost of membership and £20 discount is applied with annual direct debits, contact our professional membership team on +44 (0)1628 427120 for more information.
International reduced rates
The following rates are available for residents of the list of countries shown below.
- American Samoa
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Dem. Rep.
- Congo, Rep.
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Egypt, Arab Rep.
- El Salvador
- Gambia, The
- Korea, Dem. Rep.
- (North Korea)
- Kyrgyz Republic
- Lao PDR
- Marshall Islands
- Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Helena
- Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Syrian Arab Republic
- Wallis and Futuna
- West Bank and Gaza
- Western Sahara
- Yemen, Rep.