Employer accreditation

Our accreditation scheme for employers recognises your strong commitment to the professional development and training of staff, thus enhancing your reputation.

Accreditation leaflet

Why become accredited?

Gaining CIPFA accreditation enhances your reputation as a progressive and forward-thinking organisation and ensures high levels of competency throughout your workforce.

There are three main levels for accreditation:

  • Platinum – top level accreditation (includes both training and CPD). Applicable for organisations with at least one active trainee and supporting CPD evidence such as IIP, a training development policy; or similar document or NHS Knowledge Skills framework. Platinum employers are also entitled to discounts from certain CIPFA products.
  • Training – for organisations with at least one trainee, and perhaps no IIP accreditation or a solid Training & Development policy or similar document
  • CPD – for organisations with no trainees, though have either IIP, a training development policy; or similar document or NHS Knowledge Skills framework. It will cover all members in the organisation and exempt them from submitting third party evidence with their CPD submissions.

As a result of gaining accreditation your organisation is more likely to increase staff retention and become more attractive to prospective employees. 

For a full list of benefits and for further information download our employer accreditation leaflet (PDF, 1.4 MB)

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If you have any questions please contact the Employer Relations team (T: +44 (0)20 7543 5757, E: employers@cipfa.org).