CMALT support

This page provides an overview of support available and answers frequently asked questions. A good place to start is downloading the CMALT Prospectus to find out more. 

Official guidance and forms

New candidates


CMALT Holders updating their portfolio

CMALT portfolios should be updated and reviewed every three years. CMALT Holders are notified when they are due to submit updates for the portfolio review. There is no charge for the process, but your Certified Membership must be current. 



CMALT is a peer-assessed accreditation scheme and assessors play an important role and carry out assessments as part of their continued professional development. There are three assessment periods a year in spring, summer and autumn. CMALT Holders (Certified Members of ALT) act as assessors. Once you have completed three assessments as a second Assessor you will become a Lead Assessor. 

For reference, we also provide the guidelines previous version:

Peer support

Example portfolios

Would you like to see examples of portfolios and search for portfolios with different specialisms, by sector or job role? Many CMALT holders share their portfolios openly with other ALT Members. You will need to be logged in to the ALT website as a Member to view the list of shared CMALT portfolios.

CMALT webinars

CMALT webinars provide information and support to candidates starting on and/or aiming to complete their portfolios in the next few months. They provide an overview of the submission process, advice on how to complete a portfolio and an opportunity to see how the assessment process works. There is also time for individual questions at the end of each session.Find out dates and book your place or watch a recording (see a list of recent sessions below):

  • January 2019 [Writing your CMALT Portfolio] RECORDING
  • November 2018 [Getting Started] RECORDING
  • June 2018 [Getting Started] RECORDING


Previous Guidelines

For reference, we also provide the guidelines previous version: