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Renewing member in practice status

All members in practice are required to provide confirmation of compliance with CIMA’s mandatory requirements by annual renewal of member in practice status.

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Members must confirm compliance with CIMA and external regulations by confirming that they have all aspects of the mandatory requirements in place. Members must also confirm compliance with CIMA's Code of Ethics and anti-money laundering regulations

CIMA conducts quality checks on all mandatory requirement documents and copies must be submitted to CIMA upon request.

Member in Practice renewal process

How to renew

Member in practice annual renewal is available through MyCIMA. Before starting the application it is advisable to have completed all the preliminary preparation as outlined on this page.

See the below drop downs for further details of the process.

All members wishing to renew their member in practice status are required to pay the current member in practice fee

Practising certificates are only valid for one year. A replacement practising certificate will be re-issued once your annual member in practice renewal is completed.

CIMA’s Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) return:

Please complete this FIRST as you will be required to upload a copy of it as part of you member in practice application. You must also upload the following documents, where relevant, within your AML/CTF return

Criminality test

(UK only)


The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 requires UK MiPs to pass a criminality test. Please see the Members' Handbook for more information, including the documentation you may need to submit to satisfy this test and the processing time to obtain this documentation.

Practice risk assessment

(UK and Republic of Ireland only)

It is a requirement of the UK and Ireland AML/CTF regimes to perform a risk assessment of your practice. You will need to upload this when requested during the AML/CTF return.

Please see the Members' Handbook for a template that you can amend accordingly.

AML/CTF policy

(UK and Republic of Ireland only)

It is a requirement of the UK and Ireland AML/CTF regimes to have an AML/CTF policy, which sets out your processes to comply with your AML/CTF obligations. You will need to upload this when requested during the AML/CTF return.

Please see the Members' Handbook for a sample policy that you can amend accordingly.

Client risk assessment process

(UK and Republic of Ireland only) 


It is a requirement of the UK and Ireland AML/CTF regimes that you assess the level of risk each client poses by taking into account certain factors. You will need to upload your process for assessing client risk when requested during the AML/CTF return.

Please see the Members' Handbook for a sample client risk assessment process.

Information needed as part of your renewal

Continuity agreement  You must have a continuity agreement in place and submit your partner details to CIMA as part of the application. 
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) A current copy of your Professional Indemnity Insurance must be uploaded 
AML/CTF Annual return

When you complete the return please follow the instructions on screen to download a PDF of your responses. A copy of this PDF will need to be uploaded during your application.

Documents you need to declare you have in place

Complaints handling procedure You must have a complaints handling procedure in place and confirm as part of your application (LINK)
Terms of engagement You must have a terms of engagement in place and confirm as part of your application.

CIMA member in practice logo

Members in practice are permitted to use CIMA’s practising certificate holder logo on their website and business stationery. The specifically designed practising certificate holder logo signifies a CIMA member in practice, illustrating commitment and adherence to best practice and a high level of professional standards, which all help to attract and retain clients.

Access to the logo is available through your MyCIMA account upon approval of your annual renewal.