Unit exemptions may be granted depending on your prior certified learning.
Exemptions are a way of making sure that you do not repeat learning that has already been undertaken and formally recognised. Depending on the nature and extent of your prior learning, you may be eligible for exemptions from one or more individual study units and examinations.
You may apply by completing the APCL application form together with a mapping document for the relevant CIPS unit to detail your existing qualification and emailing it to our exemptions department. Payment may be submitted by completing the APCL Application form, bacs payment or phoning in your debit or credit card details to the CIPS helpdesk 0845 8801188.
Mapping document templates for each unit are available from the tabs below. An example mapping document has been completed for your guidance. We will also require copies of any relevant syllabuses for the qualification that you have completed.
We will advise you of the outcome of your application within four working weeks.
For further information please view CIPS FAQs on exemptions for Qualifications 2013 and CIPS position statement on exemptions.
Please note that the current fee (until November 2018) for each unit exemption is £100.