Chartered Digital Professional

Recognition Programme

We’ve developed a new Recognition Programme, which draws on our considerable experience of working with leading universities, colleges and private training providers, in the future all around the world.

From recognising your course to offering you a strategic partner status, our range of partnership options are all designed to enhance and differentiate your learning proposition. Partnering with us will help you attract more students to your centre of learning, or top talent to your business. And those that study under the Recognition Programme, will benefit from an association with CIDE, the world’s leading professional digital economy body.

University Partnerships

As a university, it’s important for you to stand out in today’s competitive market. CIDE partnerships provides your university with a point of difference, increases your appeal and helps you to attract more students.

Internationally recognised

With an international reputation as a centre of excellence, our qualifications are recognised worldwide. Ensuring your students stand out in the international jobs market.

Helping increase employability

Our qualifications have been designed based on detailed research from employers, ensuring students leave university with the skills and knowledge required to join any field in the digital team.

Supporting tutors

Apart from offering assessments that can be embedded into your degree, CIDE provides one free tutor membership per level giving you access to all of CIDE’s membership benefits.

Supporting students

As a studying member of CIDE your students will have access to Member Exclusive webinars, and register on our CPD Programme, which offers a route to Chartered Digital Professional status.

Chartered Digital Professional

Why students study CIDE qualifications?

  • Enhance their employability prospects – 60% of CIDE graduates are more respected at work or given more responsibility.

  • Make it work around them – Study one module at a time to make completing a qualification manageable and affordable.

  • Help progress their career – Nearly half of all CIDE graduates get promoted or receive a pay rise within 12 months of graduating.
  • Aspiring to be the best – Numerous digital economy leaders have a CIDE qualification – the most common after a university degree.

What CIDE do their members and the wider digital economy industry

Member Exclusive webinars

Digital Professional Club

The Pitch


Professional Network


Content hub

Student-focused podcast


Type of awards

Chartered Digital Professional

Chartered status is present in most industries and is recognised internationally. It can enable you to stand out from your peers, secure new opportunities as you work your way through your marketing career, and demonstrates you stay up to date and relevant.

Chartered Digital Professional is now more accessible to CIDE graded members. With the world’s leading professional digital economy body vouching for you, there’s no better way to demonstrate to colleagues or prospective employers your knowledge, and constant dedication to being a professional marketer.

How do I get chartered?

You need to:


  • First become a graded member (find out more about membership here)
  • Then complete two consecutive years of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), easily done through CIDE’s CPD which you can find on the website
  • Finally, pass the Chartered Digital Professional Assessment.
  • Or get an exemption if you have the relevant working experience and recomendation

Once Chartered, you can use the Chartered Digital Professional designatory letters and logo to demonstrate your unrivalled knowledge, skills and commitment as a professional marketer.

As a Chartered Marketer, you will be:

  • Added to the Chartered Digital Professional Directory, unless you request otherwise
  • Issued with a Chartered Digital Professional certificate to recognise your achievement
  • Granted use of the Chartered Digital Professional logo* for your personal stationery and website
  • Able to use the designation “Chartered Digital Professional” or “CCIDE” after your name.

*To obtain a copy of the logo, please contact our Customer Experience team.*

Once Chartered, simply completing CPD every year can maintain your status and demonstrate unrivalled knowledge, skills, and commitment; all assets you can apply to meet the needs and objectives of your organisation. Looking forward you can secure new opportunities as you work your way through your career.


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