Upgrade your CQI membership
As your career in quality progresses, you need to demonstrate that your achievements have been recognised by your professional body. Upgrading to Member or Fellow and becoming a Chartered Quality Professional provides you with recognition for your quality-related skills, experience and achievements, improving your career prospects.
Upgrade from Associate to Practitioner
Practitioner grade provides recognition of continued progression from Associate to Member, Chartered Quality Professional. You need to demonstrate completion of the relevant training in at least one aspect of quality, either through evidence of successful completion of at least one unit of a CQI qualification, or of an IRCA certified lead auditor course. Alternatively, other equivalent qualifications and training, including evidence of on-the-job learning, or at least 30 hours of study time. Also a minimum two years's work experience and evidence you have succesfully applied your knowledge in a work context are required.
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Upgrade from Associate to Member or Fellow
If you meet the current academic requirements of: CQI Diploma; a degree in quality; another degree plus units U502, 504 and any other unit (except U512) from the current diploma; the CQI Training Certificate in Quality Management Practices or another acceptable qualification, then all you will have to do to meet Member grade is achieve five years' work experience including two years at a supervisory level.
If you do not have an acceptable qualification, you can demonstrate your skills and experience using the experiential route; keeping track of how you have gained skills and experience mapped against the CQI's Body of Quality Knowledge.
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Upgrade from Member to Fellow
If you are already a Member, the route to upgrading to Fellow is to complete the Experiential Route Form, identifying how and where you have contributed to the development of the profession through a portfolio of evidence.
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We can provide guidance and support for applicants to complete their membership form and on other areas such as acceptable qualifications.