Chartered Professional Program

The Chartered Professional Program Committee (CPPC) accredits professionals in the following core disciplines:

  • Environment
  • Geology
  • Management
  • Mining
  • Metallurgy
  • Geotechnical (Mining)


The Chartered Professional Program eligibility criteria are specified in Chartered Professional Regulation 10 (Chartered Professional admission). In summary, applicants must:

  • Hold current financial membership of The AusIMM at the grade of Member, Fellow or Honorary Fellow.
  • Hold an appropriate tertiary degree or equivalent relevant to the discipline in which accreditation is sought. Refer to Guideline 2: Qualification requirements.
  • Have at least five years of relevant work experience within the mining industry in at least one Area of Practice (Guideline 3) in the discipline being applied for.
  • Demonstrate key competencies, detailed by a written response to Competency Statements providing clear evidence the applicant has worked competently in the area of practice and in the discipline applied for a period of at least 5 years since qualification.
  • Nominate three (3) sponsors who are familiar with and can substantiate the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
  • Demonstrate a minimum satisfactory level of relevant Professional Development during the three years prior to the application for CP. This must be demonstrated by a completed AusIMM online PD logbook, providing evidence that in the last three years, the applicant has completed 150 hours of Professional Development.
Apply for the Chartered Professional Program

*All applications must be made online; applications made via the previously available template form will not be accepted after 16 February 2018.

Fees: Chartered Professional Program

The total cost of a standard approved application is $600 (excludes GST). Unfortunately no refunds are provided. Fees will be staged as follows and all prices shown exclude GST:

  • Application and Assessment:  $400 paid by all applicants at the time of application
  • Additional validation (if required):  $100 paid in instances where further verification or validation of application information is required, or if clarification is required via an interview.
  • Approval:  $200 payable once admission as a CP is granted.


Example total fees:

Example application Total fee payable
(excludes GST)
Approved CP application $600
Unsuccessful CP application $400
Transfer CP discipline $0
Reinstatement for lapsed CP accreditation > 3 years $400
Reinstatement for lapsed CP accreditation < 3 years $200
Application for x2 Chartered Professional disciplines $600 for first discipline,
$200 for second discipline

RPEQ assessment scheme

Current Chartered Professionals may request a RPEQ assessment letter to present to the BPEQ free of charge. Please email a current CV with your request for the RPEQ assessment letter to Please ensure your PD logbook is complete with the necessary 150 hours in the previous three years prior to requesting the letter. Qualifications will be checked to ensure you comply with the BPEQ’s eligibility criteria.

New applicants may apply for RPEQ assessment links to #chartered/rpeq and Chartered Professional accreditation concurrently, paying the Chartered Professional application fees and receiving the RPEQ recommendation free of charge.

Chartered Professional Program ongoing annual fee

From 1 January 2019 all CPs will be charged an annual fee of $60 (excludes GST) to retain Chartered accreditation. This fee will be due and payable with the annual AusIMM membership fee each year, and an annual certificate of Chartered accreditation will be issued.