Affiliate membership

Open to all, Affiliate membership is a non-professional level of membership. It’s a great way to learn about the CIPD and access all our exclusive member benefits to support your personal and professional development.

Benefits of Affiliate membership

As an Affiliate member, you get exclusive access to all our member benefits including:

  • HR and L&D resources
    Receive exclusive access to member-only areas of our website - including the latest UK and international HR and business news, employment law updates, in-depth research and insight, and online business journals via Ebsco and reports. You’ll also find practical HR resources, including factsheets, HR topics, tools, templates and useful ‘how to’ guides.

  • Subscription to our monthly magazine, People Management
    In addition to online business journals, you will also receive the award-winning monthly People Management magazine, which reports on the important news and views in business and HR, reflecting the full scope of the profession. Get new perspectives and inspiration from leading HR thinkers, plus practical tips and useful references. As well as view the latest news and jobs online.

  • Access to professional development tools
    Our Profession Map shows you what you need to know and do at every stage of your career to represent the standards for the profession. Plus, CIPD members have exclusive access to our online assessment tool.

  • Networking opportunities Join in local branch events, attend CIPD conferences and exhibitions, or take part in our online professional communities. CIPD members receive discounts on attending our conferences.

  • Discounts on CIPD products and services, as well as a range of business and leisure items 
    Save 10-20% on CIPD training, online subscription titles, conference titles, publications and toolkits. HR-inform is available to CIPD Members at a preferential rate - CIPD's online employment law and HR subscription resource. Plus, receive discounts on a wide range of business and leisure products and services. 

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How to join as an Affiliate member

The quickest and easiest way to join is online.

Join online today

Alternatively, you can download our Affiliate application form and post or fax it back to us.

Download the application form (PDF 105 KB)

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