Professional Registration is intended for people who have an in-depth knowledge of equality, diversity and human rights and are likely to be working full-time in the field, probably paid, but possibly in a voluntary capacity. They may work independently or be an employee. At this level, the Institute wishes to accredit well-rounded equality and diversity practitioners with a holistic awareness of the issues, and who have knowledge, if not experience, across all of the protected characteristics. Click here for a leaflet with further details: Accreditation leaflet 2015.

To apply for professional registration, email an Expression of Interest form to the IEDP office. Click here for the IEDP Expression of Interest form

Professional Registration is through assessment of prior learning and experience. In order to gain Professional Registration you will need to produce tangible evidence of equality good practice.

Professional Registration brings the following benefits:

  • Receiving a certificate as a Registered Member of the Institute
  • Inclusion in the list of Registered Members on the Institute website
  • Entitlement to use the post-nominal IEDPR
  • Improving your prospects and employability
  • Gaining peer recognition as an equality and diversity professional
  • Improving your organisational development and change skills to help your organisation diversify its market and customer base
  • Strengthening your bids for public contracts and grants
  • Improving your confidence and competence
  • Being part of a recognised and regulated profession

Click here for more information about different kinds of IEDP membership

Click here for the current list of IEDP Registered Members


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