The LI wishes the best of luck to the 88 candidates who are taking their Chartership exams this November.

The Landscape institute is today wishing the very best of luck to the 88 members who are taking the Chartership exams this week and next.

The first and second rounds of exams take place today (8 November) and tomorrow in London. The third and fourth rounds take place on 15 and 16 November in Manchester.

For the first time, the Manchester exams will also include four individuals who have taken the new ‘experienced practitioner’ route to Chartership. Not all experienced practitioners have completed an LI-accredited course, but each has 10 or more years’ experience in the landscape profession.

The Experienced Practitioner route is open to both LI members and non-members.

The Pathway to Chartership

These exams are the culmination of a period of study on the LI’s Pathway to Chartership. Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute (CMLIs) exhibit the very highest standards of professional knowledge, as laid out in the LI’s Chartership Syllabus, and quality of service. CMLIs also demonstrate a continued commitment to upholding the LI’s Code of Professional Conduct.

The Pathway takes into account a members’ previous learning and development. Thus, there is no minimum or maximum time that a member should spend on the Pathway.

Two individuals assist members on the Pathway: a mentor, who offers guidance and support throughout the process; and an independent supervisor, who provides feedback for both member and mentor.

Thank you to the volunteers

Each member who mentors on the Pathway has volunteered their time freely to guide the next generation of landscape professionals towards Chartership. The examiners who will assess and supervise the Chartership candidates during the coming fortnight are also volunteers. The tireless efforts of these individuals helps the LI to promote and nurture the highest standards of expertise and knowledge in the landscape profession, and we offer them our heartfelt thanks.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that volunteering to assess and/or mentor Chartership candidates counts towards the continuous professional development (CPD) that all corporate members must evidence. Visit the education section of the website for more information about professional development.


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