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Chartered status

Professional Experiential Route

Gain chartered status through your existing knowledge and experience with our Professional Experiential Route (PER). 

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What is it? 

Many working professionals aim to achieve chartered status but would prefer not to follow a traditional qualifications route. For banking professionals with over ten years of industry experience, chartered status can now be achieved with our new Professional Experiential Route (PER). 

PER is not a qualification but a new pathway to chartered status with LIBF.

Who can apply? 

If you have at least 10 years relevant industry experience and are interested in gaining chartered status with the LIBF, then the PER could benefit you. Instead of having to study via the traditional qualification route, you would complete a reflective piece of work based on your career achievements instead, to achieve chartered status. 

How does it work? 

This alternative route will help you to showcase your professional work, knowledge and achievements by gaining chartered status. By doing this, you will also be able to consider ways in which you could further develop your working practices.  

It's a flexible route, making it easier than ever to fit around existing work and lifestyle commitments. If you don’t already hold a formal banking qualification or degree, then PER is an ideal way to achieve chartered status.


You will be assessed on four reflective scenarios, based on situations you have experienced during your career to date and what you have learned from them.  You will also be able to reflect on a range of topics that are of interest to you and fit with your areas of expertise.   


During your studies, you will have access to:

  • tutor support of up to 10 hours,
  • assistance with choosing and evidencing your professional knowledge and experience in your assessment,
  • and guidance on how to effectively reflect on your practices.

Once completed, you will be able to use the Chartered Associateship designation and digital badge, highlighting your professional credibility to potential clients, peers and networks. While studying with us, you will also automatically become a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance – giving you access to our global professional networking events and careers support. 

What are the benefits of doing PER vs. a qualification?

By completing the Professional Experiential Route, as opposed to a professional qualification, you will be able to utilise your existing knowledge and experience in the banking industry and gain recognition for your career achievements. The assessment will be tailored to your experiences whilst also helping you reflect and celebrate how far you have already come.