Chartered Member (CMILT)

Why join?

Are you an experienced professional? Becoming a Chartered Member ensures that your experience and knowledge as a professional is recognised by employers and society at large. Chartered Membership demonstrates that you have achieved the Institute's globally recognised Chartered standard. Members who join at this grade are entitled to use the CMILT post-nominals on CVs, signatures and other business stationery and can access the full range of benefits offered by the Institute. This includes access to our Careers Service and Knowledge Centre, Europe's largest collection of logistics and transport resources. You will also receive a printed copy of our highly regarded magazine Logistics & Transport Focus every month. Chartered Members are encourages to engage with our regional specific Member Groups and Forums to build their professional networks.

Who can apply?

You can apply for this grade directly, or join at a lower grade and work your way up once you meet the criteria.

Application criteria

There are three pathways to this grade of membership:

  • An accredited degree AND at least four years experience in the profession (including two years at senior level), OR
  • The relevant Level 6 qualification or the CILT Advanced Diploma AND at least five years in the profession (including two years at senior level), OR
  • A non-relevant degree and at least seven years experience in the profession (including two years at senior level).

Professional entry

If you do not hold any formal qualifications, you must have at least seven years relevant work experience including a minimum of two years at a senior level.

How much does it 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 form by clicking on the button on the left.

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.