What’s next? 

Step 1. Check and update your personal details

This applies whether you’re studying a CIPD qualification or a CIPD accredited university programme. When you’ve submitted your final assignment, log into My Profile on the CIPD website. Make sure your contact details (postal and email address) are up to date. It's important you do this so we send your certificate to the right place.  

Step 2. You'll get your certificate

Once we've received confirmation from your study centre that you’ve passed your course, we'll upgrade your membership to either Foundation or Associate Member, depending on your qualification, and we'll send you a new membership certificate.

If you studied a CIPD qualification, we'll also post your qualification certificate and email you a PDF copy. If you studied a university programme, you'll receive your qualification certificate from the university you studied with.

Not received your CIPD qualification certificate? Check the timeline below to find out when you can expect to receive it. Click here to view a larger version of the timeline.

This is a detailed textual representation of the timeline and process involved in receiving a CIPD qualification certificate once you submit your final assessment: 1.	Assessment Deadline stage: You initially submit your final assessment to your study centre by the assessment deadline set by them. Your study centre then marks and quality assures your assessment within their marking timelines. 2.	Results Submission Stage: When the moderation window opens, your study centre will submit your results to the CIPD, before the result submission deadline. 3.	Week 1 to 3: During this period, the CIPD will moderate assessments from a sample of learners that the CIPD requests from your study centre. 4.	Week 4 and 5:  In these weeks, the CIPD reviews study centre results. 5.	Week 6: This week the CIPD approves the results. The moderation window then closes. 6.	Week 7: During this week, the CIPD releases the results to your study centre. 7.	Week 8 to 12: Within this timeframe, you will receive a PDF of your CIPD qualification certificate via email. Within 5 days of the email notification, a hard copy will be posted to you directly. If based outside the UK, your certificate will be sent to your study centre to distribute to you. Then, if applicable, the CIPD will upgrade your membership to Foundation or Associate level. Your membership certificate will be posted to you directly, even if you are based outside the UK. Note: Week 1 starts once the CIPD result submission deadline passes, for the moderation window that your results are submitted within. You can check this date with your study centre.

Step 3. Share your success 

Celebrate your achievement with your social networks using the hashtag #CIPDWithYou

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Additional information

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