Professional Registration

CILIP's international recognised levels of Professional Registration are the perfect way to demonstrate your commitment to your personal development and the profession.

  • The value of Professional Registration

    Professional Registration is an excellent way to increase your professional standing and show your colleagues, employer and potential future employers that you are a skilled and reflective LIS practitioner. All levels of professional registration have been accredited by the SQA with different SCQF level ratings.

  • What level is right for you?

    There are three levels of professional registration, so whichever stage you are at in your career, there is a level of Professional Registration that directly correlates with your experience and your knowledge.

  • Getting started

    Ready to get started? Here is more information, including fees.Then make your way over to the CILIP VLE to enrol and start putting your portfolio together.

  • Mentoring

    Mentors support candidates working on Chartership, Certification and Fellowship. They understand the Professional Registration processes and are trained in mentoring skills. Becoming a mentor can improve your ability to develop and nurture your own staff while learning new ideas and approaches from other professionals. Many mentors value the feeling of 'giving something back' to the profession too. Mentoring can be done in person, by email, by telephone or on online platforms.

  • Professional Registration and Accreditation Board

    The Professional Registration and Accreditation Board (PRAB) are responsible for assessing all submissions made at Certification, Chartership and Fellowship level as well as all Revalidation portfolios. The Board currently comprises nineteen members from a variety of different sectors and roles.

  • Revalidation

    By undertaking Professional Registration, you already show a commitment to improving your professional knowledge. One way to demonstrate this commitment on an ongoing basis is through the revalidation of your CILIP Certification, Chartership or Fellowship and ensure you get the professional recognition for keeping your skills up-to-date and staying in touch with the latest developments in the profession.

  • Credit rating for Professional Registration

    Professional Registration earns you credit points which can be transferred into other academic and vocational qualifications. You don’t have to do extra work, just complete Professional Registration at your chosen level and you're eligible to negotiate the use of the credit for further study.

  • Information for employers

    There are a number of benefits to employers in supporting their staff in working towards Professional Registration