SLIM Practicing Marketer status is a recognition that recognizes the continuous professional development of marketers who strive to be abreast of the market. 

SLIM continuing professional development (CPD) programme helps marketers to stay ahead by keeping you in touch with the latest trends in marketing.

CPD is extremely important today for individuals to prove that their marketing knowledge is current.  This will also help you to progress in your career in marketing.

Continuous development is extremely important to all marketers. This ensures that all the training, qualifications and practice is geared towards making sure that marketers have the right skills and knowledge to excel.

The CPD Programme provides a focused, effective and a structured system for marketers to keep learning as well as developing marketing skills as you progresses in the corporate ladder. It will provide the marketers with a structure for taking control of his/her own development as well as the means to achieve and maintain SLIM Practicing Marketer (SPM) status. 

The CPD programme leads to achieving Practicing Marketer Status - the symbol of a marketer equipped with current, up to date knowledge, skills, experience, and qualifications.

Ordinary Members, Fellows, or Honorary Members, can join the programme at no extra cost and start recording their development activity.

Non members need to apply for membership and obtain one of the memberships mentioned above before applying for CPD programme.

Any member of SLIM can register for the Practicing Marketer status by submitting your report card for processing. If you fulfill the minimum required points you will be invited to make a payment of Rs 15,000 and obtain your Practicing Marketer Status. There onwards you need to maintain your membership with SLIM and pay the annual fee of Rs 1500/- to retain your status in addition.