Who is CICM?

The CICM is the world's largest recognized professional body for the credit community. When you join CICM, its global network of members becomes your professional family. Since 1939, the Institute has promoted the importance of credit management by influencing government policy and regulation and assisting credit professionals throughout their careers.

The Institute, which was founded over 80 years ago, received its Royal Charter in 2015. It is the trusted leader and expert in its field, representing all aspects of the credit and collections lifecycle and offering its members support, resources, advice, and career development, as well as a networking and interactive community.


Why join?

CICM Membership Benefits

Whether you are just starting out in your credit career or a seasoned executive with 25 years of experience, there is a CICM membership that is right for you. Join CICM to receive the recognition and assistance you deserve. The CICM Membership provides you with exclusive access to the Institute's website, the CM magazine, and the network of other CICM members.

Member levels:

  • Studying Member
  • Affiliate (open to all)
  • Associate (ACICM)
  • Member (MCICM, MCICM(Grad))
  • Fellow (FCICM)



The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) of the United Kingdom recognizes the CICM as the only organisation authorized to award credit management qualifications.


Corporate membership

The CICM Corporate Membership arrangements are aimed at organisations with a significant number of staff working in credit management and related areas (ie. more than 50 in the team).

Membership is contracted at organisation level and offers:

  • Significant discounts on learning and development
  • Industry standard qualifications for staff at a lower cost
  • Opportunities to set/reinforce quality standards
  • Boosts to morale and potentially higher staff retention
  • Education specialists to recommend pathways
  • Route to CICMQ and CICM Centre of Excellence status
  • Monthly e-newsletter


CICM Virtual Classes

Get familiar with the CICM’s Virtual Classes, which they can characterized as ‘gold standard’ distance learning offer. CICM’s Virtual Classes have the greatest success rate of all CICM packages. Your study will be supported and led by one of the experienced CICM Tutors via a series of virtual classes and activities, which are interactive, challenging and fun. Fees include study text where applicable, so no need to order separately.



CICM sets the highest standards and provides a comprehensive range of training and Ofqual-regulated qualifications, which have become the industry standard in the credit profession. The qualifications and flexible learning opportunities offered by CICM provide their members with the professional skills they require at every stage of their career. In an increasingly difficult business environment, CICM assists organizations of all sizes in managing credit and maximizing cash collection in an efficient and professional manner.


They ensure that their members are supported, kept up to date, and equipped to meet the demands of the critical role they play in modern business through a comprehensive program of publications, communications, helplines, conferences, and regional events. A variety of webinars and social media activity supplement the CICM website resources.


Through their award-winning Credit Management magazine, CICM promotes professionalism and best practice, and their CICMQ quality accreditation scheme recognizes outstanding organizations.

Giving their members a voice, they influence government policy and direction, collaborate with other business organizations, and wrote the highly acclaimed CICM Managing Cashflow Guides.

Join CICM to advance your career and earnings potential, and to become part of a growing global network of members who benefit from the respect accorded to holders of our post-nominal letters. Discover the advantages of being a member of the world's largest professional credit community.


For further details contact:

Infocredit Professional Education Team

Tel. +357 22 398 000

Email: [email protected].



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