Membership

Join our growing community of Credit Management and Debt Collections Professionals that stand out from the crowd.

Why you should join CICM Membership

CICM Membership is an essential tool for professionals in the Credit Management and Collections industry. Being a CICM Member means you are part of a like-minded professional community dedicated to empowering professionals with the skills and knowledge for your personal development. With access to a range of membership benefits that enhance your career, CICM Membership is a must for any professional that cares about their credit career.

 

Globally recognised professional letters

Have your skills showcased by the defining CICM Professional Standards of the Credit management and collections industry.

Critically acclaimed CM Magazine

Receive regular editions of the CM Magazine and access it online – the critically acclaimed Credit Management magazine is filled with hot topics and stories from the industry.

Continue your professional development

Benefit from exclusive podcasts, webinars, Knowledge Hub and more!

 

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Studying Member

 

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Introductory Membership: Studying Member 

Annual fee: £106

If you want to study for a CICM Qualification, regardless of where you are at in your Credit Management Career, or maybe you are new to the career and looking to grow your knowledge, this grade is for you.

After becoming a Studying Member, you should take a look at the CICM Qualifications, Study Methods and Cost and Packages

Studying Membership is for you if:

Studying membership is for you if you:

  • Are currently studying or about to study a CICM qualification
  • Want to register to take a CICM exam or assignment
  • Want to access support for your studies and career development – CICM Online Learning Centre, Mentor Hub, advice, best practice and news, study update and newsletters.
  • Want access to the popular CM Magazine, webinars, blogs, articles and more.
  • Want to join a community CICM studying members.

Studying Membership Requirements

Minimum Requirements

To gain access to Studying Member you must be studying with CICM now, or planning to in the next year.  You have either:

You have access to Studying membership for a maximum of three years

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Affiliate
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Introductory Membership: Affiliate

Annual Fee: £163

This grade is open to all who apply. You will get access to all of the benefits that put our membership users ahead in the Credit industry.

However, if you wish to have advanced recognition of skills and knowledge that better represents you in your career, then our professional grades (Associate, Member and Fellow) will grant you professional letters that are desired by employers.

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If you're ready to take the next big step in your Credit Management and Collections Career, become a member today.

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Associate (ACICM)
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Professional Membership: Associate (ACICM)

Annual Fee: £181

Associates should have consistent evidence of working in a credit/collections department over 3 years and be able to provide examples of managing debts and risks, assessing customer profiles, advising colleagues on credit policies and focus on day to day activity, with some planning/projects that reach 6-12 months.

To apply, you will need to fulfil our criteria for evidence.

Likely Associate (ACICM) Job titles

Likely job titles of Associates (ACICM)

  • Credit Analyst
  • Advanced Credit Controller
  • Risk Analyst
  • Credit Management Supervisor
  • Credit Management Assistant
  • Credit Administrator
  • Shared Service Centre Advisor
  • Customer Service Advisor (Credit)
  • Credit Manager
  • Debt Collections Specialist

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If you're ready to take the next big step in your Credit Management and Collections Career, become a member today.

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Member (MCICM)
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Professional Membership: Member (MCICM)

Annual Fee: £222

Members have consistent evidence of managing the credit cycle in an organisation over a period of about 5 years and evidence examples of working with other departments, developing credit/collections policies and procedures, managing

customer credit files. Members work to timescales of around 12-18 months, such as planning business activity over a financial year or managing long projects and demonstrate commercial understanding of my organisation

To apply, you will need to fulfil our criteria for evidence.

Likely Member (MCICM) Job Titles

Likely job titles for Members (MCICM)

  • Credit Manager
  • Credit risk manager
  • Senior credit analyst
  • Collections Manager
  • Credit Controller
  • Senior Credit Controller
  • Credit consultant
  • Collections Manager

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If you're ready to take the next big step in your Credit Management and Collections Career, become a member today.

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Become a graduate Member (MCICM Grad)

If you wish to take a Level 5 Diploma, you will be eligible for the MCICM (Grad) status. At this level, you display top-level skills and your expertise in Credit Management.

Fellow (FCICM)
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Professional Membership: Fellow (FCICM)

Annual Fee: £276

Fellow's evidence of developing, delivering and implementing wide-reaching and long-term credit strategies and can evidence the impact of this strategy through evaluation of business outputs such as business metrics and financial measures and can evidence examples such as advising the organisation on all aspects of credit/risk management, leading credit-related projects, developing and implementing a quality scorecard, monitoring the organisation’s overall credit/collections performance.

To apply, you will need to fulfil our criteria for evidence.

Likely job titles for Fellow (FCICM)

 

  • Head of Credit Risk
  • Director of Credit and Collections
  • Credit Risk Strategy Manager
  • head of Credit Management
  • Head of credit operations
  • Director of corporate credit
  • Senior credit manager
  • Credit Consultant
  • Head of collections

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If you're ready to take the next big step in your Credit Management and Collections Career, become a member today.

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Application Process

Find out more about the Membership Application process.