Why are you updating the Profession Map?
We’re committed to keeping the profession future-fit in a changing world of work. That’s why the Profession Map is designed to evolve in line with the shifting landscape of the world of work.
The core values and purpose driving the professional standards will be the same, come what may. But as new roles, specialisms, priorities and opportunities emerge, the Map will adapt to incorporate them.
Click here for more information on the June 2021 changes.
What is the process for making changes?
Any changes to the Map are evidence-based.
Twice a year, we review the latest research, listen to and collaborate with the profession and beyond and take the pulse on what's ahead. On this basis we make changes, ranging from small tweaks to fundamental shifts.
I'm currently studying a CIPD qualification - what do the updates to the Profession Map mean for me?
These updates to the Profession Map do not result in any material changes to the CIPD qualification that you are studying.
I’m a people professional - what do the updates to the Profession Map mean for me?
I’m going through Experience Assessment or Upgrading - what do the updates to the Profession Map mean for me?
These updates to the Profession Map do not result in any material changes to CIPD membership standards and therefore do not affect the criteria against which you are assessed.
My organisation or team is using a framework based on the Profession Map - what do the updates to the Profession Map mean for us?
Click here to familiarise yourself with the changes and determine whether these materially affect the framework that you are working within.
If the CIPD have endorsed your framework, we will be in touch with you.
Will membership standards and CIPD qualifications change based on these changes?
These changes do not materially affect CIPD membership and qualifications at this point in time. Both continue to be rooted in the Profession Map standards, and over time they will be updated to reflect the Map as it changes.