The recognised standard

12 great reasons to join now

Being a CICM Member means being part of a community dedicated to giving power to your personal development, giving recognition for your commitment and providing expert services and information whether you are a new recruit or the most seasoned Fellow.

1. CICM is the recognised standard in the industry

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management is the largest professional body for the credit
community in Europe.  The Royal Charter was granted in 2014.

2. Get qualified – get letters after your name

Qualifications that really count – increasingly, CICM qualifications are a mandatory requirement for
employers.  The CICM is proud to be Ofqual regulated.

3. Career progression

Enhance your career and earnings potential – Wherever you set your sights, being a member of
CICM will show your employer that you are serious about your career, your performance and your
personal development.

4. Keep up-to-date

Regular Regional Workshops and Conferences are held around the country featuring key speakers from
the credit, legal and compliance community. We also produce a monthly e-briefing for our members
and arrange webinars on topical issues.

5. Networking

Benefit from networking with Europe’s largest professional credit community – in addition to
national events the CICM has an extensive regional branch network.  Local branches support
members, hold regional briefings and arrange social gatherings.

6. The magazine

‘Credit Management’ – the Institute’s highly acclaimed magazine is packed with features, news and
information, and is distributed free to all members.  Our member survey confirmed CM to be the
most popular magazine for the credit community.

7. Support and reference material

Not only do you get access to industry experts via our free Legal and Credit Management helplines,
but also to a wide range of essential, informative and useful information, industry white papers
and the popular online CICMos fact-sheets.  Each quarter we publish the CICM UK Credit Managers’
Index, the most comprehensive study of how businesses are managing their cash.

8. CICM Best Practice Network

CICMQ accreditation is awarded to organisations that deliver industry best practice and world-class
credit management.

9. Profile and influence

An organisation that genuinely sits at the table with government, collaborates with it and
influences its thinking and direction.  Our view and comment is regularly sought by international
and national media including radio, TV and newspapers.

10. The CICM British Credit Awards

The most prestigious credit and collections event in the calendar, the CICM British Credit Awards
reward outstanding achievements and celebrate professionalism in the credit industry.

11. Social media interaction

Interact and share your views and challenges with CICM communities dynamically on LinkedIn,
Facebook, Twitter and CICM discussion forums.

12. Not-for-profit

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely for the
benefit of members and the credit community.