Initial Professional Development (IPD)

Applications now closed

IOSH’s Initial Professional Development (IPD) scheme is no longer accepting new entrants. 

This is because of changes we’re making to enhance members’ professional journeys.

We have closed IPD and paused all routes to Chartered membership until our new Professional Development Assessment and Experiential Route enrolment processes open in 2023. We will publish full details of these new routes closer to the launch date.

Those already on the IPD scheme – which enables Graduate Members to progress to IOSH Chartered status – will receive full support to complete the process.

Read more about our programme of work to help members fulfil their potential, including the implementation of new member grades in 2023.

IPD help

Members already enrolled on IPD will be following one of the three routes below.

Route 1 Route 2 Route 3


Watch our presentation and check our FAQs. Members who need additional support can contact IOSH’s Professional Development and Standards Team on +44 (0)116 257 3200 or via email.