CILIP Professional Revalidation

For those that have undertaken CILIP Professional Registration, Revalidation is an opportunity to showcase the commitment to improve their professional knowledge, to ensure that they get the professional recognition for keeping your skills up-to-date and staying in touch with the latest developments in the profession. It is also a chance for them to reflect on what learning has taken place over the previous year and what it has meant to them individually.

Information about Revalidation is on CILIP website:

However, we thought that it might be useful to put together a post on this topic.

How to revalidate:

To revalidate, you need to access your space in the CILIP Portfolio section of the VLE and start logging any CPD activities that you’ve undertaken in the last year. For more information on this process, see our CILIP South East Candidate Support Officer presentation:

How to revalidate using the CILIP VLE


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The journey:

Karen Goodwin, Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Kent at Canterbury, successfully re-validated her Chartership last year. She found this a very worthwhile and useful experience. She has shared with us her Revalidation journey thorough this document: My revalidation journey 2014-15

Cathy Chaney, Librarian at the Salomons Library, Canterbury Christ Church University has shared her thoughts on the Revalidation process here


If you are interested in learning more about the VLE and how you can get the most out of is, this workshop taking place in London in June might be useful:


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