Does FIDE give titles to chess composers?

If so, do share more insight about the how-tos and other links to read.

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They used to, but now the titling process is handled by the World Federation for Chess Composition.

Here's a link to some of the titles:



The answer used to be Yes, via the Permanent Commission for Chess Compositions; in 2010 the Commission became the independent World Federation for Chess Composition, but "both organisations are cooperating". As was the case before 2010, there are three titles: Master, International Master, and Grandmaster, all based on the counts of problems and studies published in the FIDE Albums.

There are also titles and ratings for chess problem solving, and a title of International Judge of Chess Compositions.

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