Posted: 5th February 2021

Becoming a Chartered Manager

Becoming a Chartered Manager with Crescente is a worthwhile process of personal discovery and commitment to the highest standards of professional practice as a manager.

To compliment our wide choice of CMI qualifications, we also offer Chartered Manager assessments. We encourage all of our current and recent learners to use foundation Chartered Manager status. And those with a CMI Level 5 Diploma or above are in the process of becoming a Chartered Manager. Here are details of each of these accolades that are uniquely offered by the CM. Both available through Crescente Management Centre whether you have studied with us or not.

Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr)

By continuing your CMI membership as a Foundation Chartered Manager after your studies, you’ll not only stand out when applying for jobs or promotions, but you’ll also be on your way to becoming a fully-fledged Chartered Manager – the ultimate and most prestigious distinction for any professional manager or leader.

Your Foundation journey, aligned to all the key skills and behaviours employers need, will help you build your Chartered Manager submission over time as you gain experience, so when you’re ready for assessment all the hard work is already done.

TAILORED GUIDANCE: Waste no time wondering what to work on developing next – just follow our clear map to becoming Chartered.

A LIFELONG CAREER PARTNER: As the UK’s only Chartered body passionate about great management and leadership, we’re here to help you succeed.

RESPECTED CREDENTIALS: With ‘fCMgr’ after your name, your CV will demonstrate your commitment to your ongoing development.

Chartered Manager (CMgr)

Becoming a Chartered Manager is a natural step on from completing your studies with CMI. Fundamentally, the process is about reflecting on the value that you bring to the profession of management. The CMI Code of Ethics, Conduct and Professional Practice for professional managers are the main reference point for your reflection and development. They exist to drive your  responsible practice and enable managers and leaders to role model excellence for others.

There are several routes to becoming a Chartered Manager. If you hold a CMI Level 5 Diploma or above, you can follow the fast-track route. If you have non-CMI management qualifications or many years of professional experience you can follow the full assessment route.

As with any profession, Chartered status demonstrates a high level of competence to employers, clients and so on. Employers recognise Chartered Manager as a high standard of achievement. It is useful for setting yourself apart from the competition when applying for jobs.


Full CMI Membership Benefits

Both foundation and full Chartered Manager give you access to the following membership benefits:

  • Unlimited access to thousands of management learning resources, templates and documents.
  • A mentoring platform offering tailored one-to-one support with access to a wide range of management professionals available to help you grow and develop.
  • A 24/7 online career development portal to support you with CV writing, interview skills, reflection and personal professional development.
  • Local and national events to build your professional network and your profile.


If this sounds like something you’d like to get stuck into, then give us a call or email us today for more information.