If you are interested in becoming a Chartered Quality Institute member and would like to progress your application, the process and information is all here.
You should be able to determine which grade is suitable for you after reviewing the grade criteria.
If you feel that your qualification may be acceptable but is not on our list of accepted qualifications, you will need to submit a copy of your syllabus for evaluation by our Chief Assessor.
If you are applying for the grade of Associate (ACQI), your application will be processed within five working days.
If you are applying for the grade of Practitioner (PCQI) or Chartered membership (MCQI CQP or FCQI CQP), you will receive an acknowledgement email or letter informing you of the next assessment panel (usually every four to six weeks).
The Body of Quality Knowledge is the framework that defines the current boundaries of knowledge of the quality professional within the UK. It is set out as simple statements of knowledge that can be used and developed by user groups such as the educational establishment, training establishments, CQI membership services and those organizations that need to define guidance or competences for their quality professionals.
Competence is the application of knowledge, skill and experience: the ability to perform to standards required in employment across a range of circumstances and to meet the changing demands of your profession.
The CQI Body of Quality Knowledge consists of six modules which each have various elements within each module. You do not need to provide evidence for every element, but the assessors will be looking for a cross-section of knowledge and experience that indicates you are a rounded quality professional and you must address all six modules.
Your evidence does not have to be in large quantities, written (verified) statements, confirming you have done something will be sufficient, for example:
If you have implemented the quality manual for your company, instead of sending in the complete quality manual, (which could be 100 pages of computer printout and may not be attributable to yourself), a signed written statement (signed by your manager, for example) confirming that you did this over a certain period of time would be worth more to the assessors.
Documents submitted should be initialed by your referee.
Yes, if one piece of evidence can be used for more than one element that is excellent. Cross-referencing evidence is very important.
CPD forms only need to be sent to us if we request them from you. This will happen if you are selected as part of the annual sample.
There is no specified minimum number of hours that you have to meet. However you should undertake sufficient CPD to maintain your professional competence and enable you to achieve your personal professional goals.
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