Become a Chartered Member at GAFM
Chartered status is the gold standard for professionals working in their sectors. Holders of the title are recognised as highly qualified, professionals with a detailed knowledge in their sector and its ethical and professional requirements.
If you wish to become eligible for Chartered status, in addition to your technical knowledge, you will need to demonstrate your commitment to:
maintaining your high standards of professional excellence
continually developing your skills and knowledge; and
comply with the GAFM's Code of Professional Conduct.
To help you, achieve and sustain this, we have developed initial and continuing development programmes covering the core technical skills required, delivered within the context of ethical, customer-focused professionalism.
Membership of the Academy forms a solid base for a successful career in finance and management sectors. We provide our members with trusted and exceptional opportunities for networking, progression and professional development
Gain professional recognition through the membership and professional designations associated with your name, including the coveted Chartered designation.
We are the only body in the world able to confer the status of Chartered Banker - recognised and understood by your customers and peers as demonstrating your commitment to continued professional development.
Keep up-to-date and well informed. As a member you will have access to trusted information sources such as our quarterly magazine and monthly newsletter, helping to keep you informed of important issues in your industry.
As a member you gain access to powerful networking opportunities with your industry professionals. Be an active participant in our rapidly growing professional network and gain contacts to help build and sustain your career and identify new business opportunities.
We provide unlimited access to a wide range of online Continuing Professional Development resources to support you in your professional development. These include reference books, articles, videos and e-learning. This will help you maintain your professional expertise and gain or develop knowledge and skills to further your career.
The Institute offers a range of volunteering opportunities such as speaking at Academy events, writing content, joining a committee, volunteering for your Industry Education Partnership (FEP) or becoming a mentor with the Chartered mentoring scheme or the 2025 Foundation.
Raise your professional profile and contribute to the work of the Academy to enhance and sustain professional standards in all GAFM Chartered Certifications
GAFM opens a scheme to all members, offering opportunities for both mentors and mentees.
For mentees, it provides an opportunity to seek guidance from a senior professional who can share their knowledge and expertise and help support career development.
For mentors, the primary goal is to offer guidance and support to their mentees. It is a unique opportunity for experienced members to give something back and help other members.