Wherever you are in your career, the CIPD and its members will support and inspire you to achieve your full potential.
CIPD membership is recognised by employers. The majority of members hold or are working towards professional membership.
Professional membership demonstrates that you meet the CIPD’s rigorous criteria and standards for best practice in HR or development. It gives you a competitive edge in the job market, enabling you to meet your career objectives. To showcase your achievements, professional members can use a professional designation after their name:
Associate member (Assoc CIPD)
Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD)
Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD).
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Exclusive access to all areas of cipd.co.uk, including:
100s of online business journals industry, country and company reports
UK, Ireland and European employment law information and helpline
In-depth research, surveys and policy reports
Our award-winning People Management magazine that brings you the most important news and jobs in HR and development each month
Time-saving resources such as In a Nutshell and for Chartered Members and Academic Fellows/ Academic Members, Impact
CIPD library services
Plus, practical HR resources such as HR Topics, practical tools, and useful ‘how to’ guides.
As the professional body for HR and people development, we've a strong interest in the professional development of our members. That's why we've created the CIPD Profession Map, which shows you what you need to know and do at every stage of your career to represent best practice HR or development. Plus, CIPD members have exclusive access to the online assessment tool My HR Map, as well as CPD tools and templates.
Membership of CIPD is a great way to network with like-minded professionals. You can join in local branch events in UK and Ireland, take part in our special interest groups, attend CIPD conferences and exhibitions, or contribute through our online communities. If you're an HR Director based in the London area, you can find out more about the invite-only HR Leaders' Network. CIPD also has a strong social community with a member-only LinkedIn group and open access through our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.
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CIPD membership saves you money on CIPD products:
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CIPD membership saves you money on CIPD services:
Save 10% on qualifications and training offered by CIPD training
Save money through CIPD exclusive discounts
Discounts on professional indemnity insurance.
CIPD Profession Map
As a CIPD member you can access the latest HR and business news, articles and jobs online
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