This section covers frequently asked questions relating to CMgr.
Chartered Manager is the most prestigious status that can be achieved in the managerial profession and viewed by many as the "practical MBA" for a fraction of the cost and time. Awarded only by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), it is recognised throughout the public and private sectors and across all management disciplines.
For a professional engineer, the CMgr award can provide clear evidence that they possess management and leadership skills to support their technical engineering competency.
The CMgr award:
The CMI report, Professionalising Management: the impact of Chartered Manager (2012) surveyed over 400 Chartered Managers and examined how Chartered Manager status had benefited them as individuals and in terms of the impact on their employers.
Chartered Manager is ranked by managers as one of the top three most effective management development options, with other key findings from the report revealing that:
For the full text of the report, see: Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Management and leadership are key responsibilities for most Professional Engineers. The Engineering Council (EngC) has shown that 72 per cent have a significant managerial role1. This means there is a clear need for many Engineers to commit a significant proportion of their professional development towards management and interpersonal skills in order to build and maintain the competence they need to become and remain well-rounded professionals.
IET has recognised the need to provide practical support to its members to support their continuing professional development in respect of management and leadership development and so is partnering with CMI in order to do so.
1 Professional engineers need management skills – Engineering Council 2003
IET members applying to become CMgr via this offer benefit from a 50 per cent reduction in the price of CMI membership (which is required to become a CMgr). This reduction is also applied to annual CMgr renewals fee, as long as the member also retains their IET membership.
IET members who hold CEng or IEng status are eligible, subject to assessment of their management experience, for the qualified route to CMgr. The qualified route reviews your personal skills and expertise in leading people and managing change, and how these skills underpin continually effective performance and make a positive contribution to your organisation. This involves validation of your experience and completion of a submission form and telephone interview to demonstrate consistent performance within the last 18 months.
There are two versions of the qualified route:
There are two dimensions to the costs:
The online application process supports credit and debit card payments. You can use a personal or business card for your payment.
The length of the process will vary for each individual but in principle you should be able to successfully complete the process within six weeks. However, applicants have up to 12 months from initial registration in which to complete their application.
Yes. CMgr is available to IET Members from anywhere in the world although all payments must be made in Sterling (GBP £).
CMgr renewal fees will be paid alongside your current IET membership subscription. IET members who become CMgrs via this route will continue to benefit from a 50 per cent discount off their CMgr renewal fee as long as they also continue their IET membership.
Yes. The online application process only supports single applications but please call CMI on 01536 207380 to discuss how CMgr can benefit your organisation.
All CMgrs are required to maintain records of their CPD and to submit these to CMI if requested to do so. Each year we ask a number of CMgrs to do this.
No. CMI has an online CPD recording tool but there is no obligation to use this. IET CMgrs can continue to use Career Manager as their single CPD record so there is no obligation to maintain two separate records. CMI accepts CPD records in any electronic format as long as they can demonstrate a structured approach to CPD that includes: