As part of our commitment to the marketing industry, we undertake a comprehensive review of our qualifications suite every five years, alongside the annual syllabus review, to ensure that the qualifications are closely aligned to the needs of the marketing profession and contemporary business environment. The recent qualification review has been completed and we’ve evolved our existing syllabus content to form the revised syllabus.
The existing syllabus will be available to complete up until December 2020. Please be assured that this remains valid, respected internationally by employers and of use to you as you progress through your marketing career.
If you would like to study with our revised syllabus, the first assessment session is April 2020.
If you are currently studying the existing syllabus and would like further information on transition arrangements, please contact your Accredited Study Centre, to discuss this further.
Our qualifications are designed to fit around your busy lifestyle. Prior to starting your studies, you’ll have the choice of selecting a study method that best suits you. We would recommend contacting your chosen Study Centre, to discuss the study methods they have available.
Each module can be achieved as an individual award. This allows for a flexible learning experience whereby you can build up to achieving the full qualification in a time frame that suits you.
We currently have 57 Accredited Study Centres outside of the UK who offer our qualifications. And if there isn’t a centre local to you, you will be able to study with an online provider, receiving online tuition and support. You can search for an appropriate centre here.
Each Accredited Study Centre has their own individual start dates, so we would advise you contact your preferred centre, to discuss this. The first assessment session for our revised qualifications is April 2020.
There are different costs associated with a CIM qualification. You will need to pay a tuition fee to your Accredited Study Centre, the cost of which can vary per centre. Fees payable to CIM include your annual membership fee and cost of assessments. You can find a list of appropriate fees on our website. Students are eligible for reduced assessment fees if residing in a country that qualifies for international reduced rates.
Self-study is a not an available method of study. To study a CIM qualification, you must be enrolled with one of our Accredited Study Centres. Studying with an Accredited Study Centre means you can be confident that you will receive the best teaching practices, from qualified marketing professionals.
We partner with leading universities worldwide to match the content of their marketing degree courses against CIM qualifications, to assess where we can award exemptions through our Graduate Gateway programme. You can look to see if your university and degree are included here.
If you complete the CIM Marketing Leadership Programme or Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing, you will be able to use the letters, ‘DipM’ after your name. If you complete the Diploma in Professional Marketing or Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing, you would be eligible for associate graded membership and could use the letters ACIM after your name, whilst holding current membership.
The prestigious Chartered Marketer status is achieved through a combination of qualifications, experience and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). To become a Chartered Marketer, you must first reach MCIM or FCIM graded membership and then complete two years of consecutive CPD, as well as an online assessment. A CIM qualification at level 6 and 7 will contribute towards your eligibility for graded membership.