Being Chartered is a commitment to continuing your professional development, keeping you at the top of your profession. It is a public and professional declaration that you follow a Code of Professional Conduct. In an developing world, professional ethics and judgement are highly valued.
Chartered Membership (CMLI) of the Landscape Institute is the mark of quality and excellence for the profession. It communicates to employers and clients that they can expect the highest standards of professional knowledge and quality of service.
CMLI is open to Members who have successfully completed the LI’s Pathway to Chartership.
Alternatively, individuals who have passed or hold an equivalent Chartered status in another country, it is possible for you to apply via our Chartership Assessment Panel (part of Member Panel).
The Chartership Assessment Panel will judge the strength of your application based on your existing chartership status, work, academic experience, and your knowledge of UK Law and Practice. If the Chartership Assessment Panel approve your application you will be offered Chartered membership of the LI.
The Chartership Assessment Panel considers applications four times a year, in January, April, July and October. The Panel meets around the 14th of the month, so please ensure your application is in well before that time.
Please note: the LI always recommend the completion of the LI Chartership exam, via the Pathway to Chartership. This ensures that the applicant has received the very best in landscape education, and is therefore eligible for Chartered membership of the LI.
There is no guarantee of eligibility, but the Chartership Assessment Panel will offer feedback to any unsuccessful applicant on what is needed to submit a successful application. Applications are assessed by three members of the Chartership Assessment Panel, who are all CMLI or FLI, and are very experienced in assessing applicants from all backgrounds.
Email your application to membership: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Member year runs from 1st June to 31st May
Benefits of Chartered Membership
Join the Conversation
– Keep up to date with news, events, and updates through @TalkLandscape
– Join a forum on Talking Landscape, an on-line network for Landscape Institute members. There are forums on technical issues, landscape architecture ideas, and Institute activities.
– A news update covering the latest industry news, events, and professional developments is sent out every second Thursday. You’re automatically signed up to receive this as a member.
– Landscape Journal is sent every quarter – you will automatically receive this as part of your membership.
– Every Thursday at 1pm the LI’s webinar series takes place, this is an excellent learning opportunity to hear from top landscape professionals discussing key issues, there is also a chance at the end to ask questions.
– The LI publishes resources for landscape practitioners, clients, decision-makers, and professionals in the built and natural environment.
Have your say
– As a Chartered Member you have a voice in how the Institute is run – through voting at Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings, and LI Elections, standing for elected positions and and committee membership.
– Chartered Members, under the LI’s Charter, are entitled to use the post-nominals CMLI.
Use our Resources
– The Landscape Institute has documents on Green Infrastructure, Water, Housing, Public Health, and Liveability on the Policy pages.
– In the Technical pages, technical guidance is available on BIM, GLVIA, Plant Health, and Visualisation.
– In the Member’s only area are LI reports such as the annual Communications Survey, the Employment and Salary Survey, and governance papers.
– If you don’t already, find a role within the Landscape Institute that suits your levels of experience and availability. Find out how to get involved, and what type of role will suit you in Get Involved.
– The LI Ambassador for Landscape scheme is an exciting opportunity for you to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, and to demonstrate the creative and rewarding career options open to them. We are looking to all LI Members to champion the profession and help enthuse the next generation of landscape professionals.
– Inspire the next generation of landscape architects through our new primary school scheme – The Playground Project. The LI are excited to announce the launch of a new education project sponsored by Canary Wharf Group. Based in Tower Hamlets, London, this hands-on schools project brings to life outdoor learning environments through a series of live activities, helping primary school pupils re-design their outdoor space and deliver aspects of the curriculum with the active support of a design expert. Each school will have the chance to win £5000 to implement an aspect of their design. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to inspire and educate students, future proofing the profession for the next generation.
– There are 12 regional branches of the LI across the UK. You are automatically a member of your local branch – find out what’s going on in your area through the branches page.
Connect with the Industry
– Help encourage the next generation of landscape architects through the LI’s careers website, Be A Landscape Architect. There’s information on courses, funding, projects, job types, and more.
– You can sign up for email alerts about new jobs as soon as they are advertised on our Jobs webpage. Or place an advert for recruitment.