CPD scheme for educators: eligibility criteria announced
Our new continuous professional development scheme, the Certified Management & Business Educator, will launch on 14 May.
The CMBE provides business and management educators with a professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development. The scheme supports educators to further develop their teaching practice and helps to advance the quality of business and management education in higher education.
Find out how you could benefit from the scheme and the criteria for becoming a CMBE below.
Benefits for educators
The CMBE designation
- Use the CMBE designation after your name. The CMBE provides recognition of your expertise, experience and commitment to develop your practice.
- Demonstrate to those you teach, your institution, and the teaching community that you are committed to your practice, your development, and your impact on teaching & learning.
Support for your continuing professional development
- The CMBE gives you access to CPD provision tailored to business and management educators offered by the Chartered ABS. To meet your CMBE commitment to develop your practice you can also undertake relevant CPD through in-house institutional provision or through external providers such as the HEA, so long as it contributes to your development as an educator.
- CMBEs receive discounts to attend Chartered ABS CPD provision.
Progress your career
- The CMBE commitment to CPD provides a framework to support your future career development. Your development may demonstrate your progress to support promotion. The designation enhances your profile, credibility, and shows to employers that you meet our standards for business and management educators.
Access a community and contribute to knowledge
- When you become a CMBE you are joining a community with a shared interest in advancing business and management education.
- You will be able to access and contribute to knowledge, ideas and CPD resources through content on our website, events, workshops and development programmes.
- CMBEs also have the option of joining our peer review scheme to support the development of fellow CMBEs.
Advance business and management education
- The CMBE is your commitment to advancing the quality of learning and teaching in the fields of business and management education.
Subject to your qualifications and experience, there are two ways to participate in the scheme – the Certified Management & Business Educator and the Associate Management & Business Educator. Take a look at the guidelines below to see which scheme you could be eligible for.
Individuals must meet each of the following criteria:
1. Complies with at least ONE of the following entry standards:
- Qualification and Experience:
i. holds a teaching qualification accepted by the Chartered ABS (minimum HEA Fellow, PGCert in teaching, or equivalent) AND
ii. has been educating in a higher education institution (which can include leading key learning and teaching activities) for the previous year and for at least a total of 3 out of the last 5 years.
- Extensive Experience without Qualification:
i. has been teaching in a higher education institution for more than 5 years AND
ii. can evidence delivering teaching, or leading key learning and teaching activities, for at least the equivalent number of hours as 20% of FTE per year.
- Via AMBE route:
i. has completed 3 years CPD as an Associate Management & Business Educator (see below).
2. Is currently an active educator in a higher education institution (teaching in English) - either by directly providing teaching & learning to students, or by leading key learning and teaching activities in the fields of business and management.
3. Is able to identify and outline their own development needs at the beginning of each year.
4. Commits to undertake 40 hours CPD within the next 12 months.
5. Commits to being able to provide evidence of CPD undertaken, with supporting reflective statements, if required to do so.
Individuals who do not meet the CMBE criteria and wish to work towards it can do so if they meet the following criteria:
1. Is currently an active educator in a business school (teaching in English) - either by directly providing teaching & learning to students, or by leading key learning and teaching activities, in the fields of business and management.
2. Is able to identify and outline their own development needs at the beginning of each year.
3. Commits to undertake 40 hours CPD within the next 12 months.
4. Commits to being able to provide evidence of CPD undertaken, with supporting reflective statements, if required to do so.