As an Associate (AICRS), you gain professional recognition of your skills and CRS experience


  • At least two years’ recent professional CRS experience (i.e. within the last five years)


and you

  • Dedicate at least half of your working time to CRS
  • Meet our criteria for Associates in the Competency Framework (summarised below)
  • Agree to abide by the Institute's Code of Conduct
  • Commit to continuing professional development in line with our CPD Policy

Your application will be evaluated by one of our volunteer assessors. These are qualified MICRS professionals all of whom are formally trained assessors.

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Application tips

Associate: Core Competences

Associates must demonstrate experience in at least two of the following areas:

1. Engage with stakeholders 2. Plan, develop strategy & manage projects 3. Research & analyse 4. Influence & persuade 5. Measure & report impact

Associates ...

...contribute to stakeholder engagement on CRS matters

...contribute to CRS planning, demonstrate a good understanding of CRS strategy, and assist with development and delivery of CRS projects

...contribute to CRS research and  analysis ...contribute to influencing and persuading others on CRS matters

...contribute to measurement and impact reporting of CRS activity

Guiding Principles

In addition, Associates must demonstrate experience in at least two of the following areas:

i. Champion ethical behaviour

ii. Pursue positive social impact

iii. Pursue positive environmental impact

iv. Promote development of sustainable products & services

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