Chartered status

We’re building pathways to chartered membership and fellowship for everyone in our sector.

What is chartered status?

Chartered status is a mark of distinction awarded to those who have demonstrated true excellence, innovation and impact within their field.

A chartered member or fellow meets the sector standards with qualifications, experience and expertise that underpin their multiple areas of discipline and outstanding competencies. You have been assessed to confirm a thorough understanding and demonstration of your wide-ranging capabilities.

Why is chartered status important?

Chartered status is valued by employers throughout the UK. Your knowledge and skills are rediscovered through the chartered assessment, meaning not only will you discover your strengths and weaknesses, but as a chartered professional you’ll be highly sought after by employers. The eligibility criteria have been curated to ensure chartered professionals are the best that the sector has to offer.

Who is eligible for chartered status?

You MUST already be a CIMSPA member to apply for chartered status. Find out how to join HERE.

Use of our chartered logos is an exclusive membership benefit for those who achieve chartered status.

“Chartered status is the highest level of professional achievement within the sector and individuals should aspire to provide the best possible outcome for those they work with”

David Langford MCIMSPA (Chartered)
Research Associate, Aberystwyth Stroke Research Group



Exclusive chartered status benefits

In addition to your CIMSPA membership benefits.

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You will be awarded MCIMSPA (chartered) or for Chartered Fellow, FCIMSPA (chartered).

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and status

Chartered status is the pinnacle of professional recognition awarded by the sector’s chartered professional body

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and mentor

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Chartered status for


The Chartered Manager and Chartered Fellow categories are for management professionals in leadership roles within the sport and physical activity community. 

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Chartered status for

Activity health practitioners

The Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner category is tailored towards exercise and physical activity practitioners who have a distinct health-based discipline and extensive experience.  

My chartered journey

Explore the stories of those who have already achieved the highest professional recognition in sport and physical activity.
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Kayley Stabler

MCIMSPA (Ch) | Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner

Kayley Stabler
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David Langford

MCIMSPA (Ch) | Chartered Activity and Health Practitioner

David Langford
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Lee Caunce

MCIMSPA (Ch) | Chartered Management

Lee Caunce