Chartered Fellow (FCILT)

Why join?

Join our exclusive group of Chartered Fellows who lead and influence the future of the profession. Chartered Fellows are highly respected and experienced professionals who have reached a senior level of responsibility working in industry and/or academia. Successful applicants may use the globally recognised FCILT post-nominals on CVs, signatures and other business stationery. Chartered Fellows are entitled to all the member benefits offered by the Institute to build their professional networks and are also invited to some additional exclusive ‘Fellow only’ events.

Who can apply?

This is the highest grade of membership that we offer and restricted to individuals who can demonstrate that they operating at the top of the profession. You can apply for this grade directly, or join at a lower grade and work your way up.

Application criteria

You must meet the criteria for Chartered Membership and have at least seven years experience at a high level of management responsibility within the profession. See Guidance Notes

How much does is cost?

Membership rates are kept to affordable levels by the CILT Board – please view our current fees.

Note: UK bank account holders can qualify for 12 months membership for the price of 11 in your first year by setting up a direct debit instruction.

How do I apply?

You can complete our online application form or download a PDF version here and return with your two year CPD plan and comprehensive CV.

To apply via post or email, please download the PDF above.

By email – Please send your application to

By post – Please address your form to:

Membership Department, CILT(UK),

Earlstrees Court,

Earlstrees Road,


NN17 4AX

For further assistance view our guidance notes and sample CPD plan.

There are specific routes to this grade of membership for members of the Armed Forces.

All members are bound by our Code of Professional Conduct.


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*Terms and Conditions: The competition is open to all CILT(UK) members. Winners will be drawn on a quarterly basis at random and announced via our CILT LinkedIn page. The offer is non-transferable and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.