CIM Associate (ACIM)

You may be eligible for Associate (ACIM) membership:

  • If you have completed the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing or Diploma in Professional Marketing qualification, or the equivalent from another institute acceptable to the board.
  • Via experience only - if you have a minimum of three years marketing experience and influencing marketing management.

As an ACIM, you can enjoy benefits including Cutting Edge; Marketing Expert; and an opportunity to attend a wide range of networking events. Learn more about the membership benefits here.

To join as an ACIM, you will need to complete the professional membership application form.


Following your application, an external assessor will determine your grade. To apply for ACIM membership, please provide the following:

Your current and up-to-date CV, including relevant dates, signed and verified by your line manager or equivalent at your present company. (If you're self-employed or the head of an organisation, the referee may be a previous employer or professional adviser.)


Copies of relevant academic qualifications and transcripts (if applicable).

If you require any further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Customer Experience team.

Membership fees:

International - £135.00/£115.00*

Annual membership fee, prices effective until June 2016.

*Please check the International Reduced Rate document to see if it applies to your country of residence.

**UK bank account holders receive a £20.00 discount when paying by annual direct debit.

Tax relief is available on our membership subscriptions.

If you're a new member, you'll need to apply for this grade.

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If you're an existing member, you can access an upgrade form via MyCIM.

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