Welcome to Professional Pathways

Our Professional Pathways scheme provides structured resources to support Student and Affiliate members to upgrade their membership to Practitioner (PCIfA) and to support career entrants and those holding accredited degrees in gaining Practitioner-level membership.

The key documents to help you to do this are below along with the application documents for when you are ready to complete your application.

Key documents

1. Introduction
2. Why upgrade
3. Choosing your grade
4. Writing your statement of competence (Education and/or Employment)
5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
6. Introduction to PDP & CPD logs

Accredited degree applicants

If you hold a CIfA and UAUK accredited degree, please refer to the key documents above and the additional guidance about writing your statement and a more specific competence matrix below. You can check the list of current accredited degrees here and you need to submit a copy of your certificate when you apply.

Other useful links and documents

You should find all you need above, but if you have any queries please contact us at membership [at]