Membership fees

This page contains information about CIPD fees.

2015-16 membership fees

Existing members | Student members | New members/previous members | Upgrading fees

Existing members 

Your membership is due for renewal each year on 1 July.  You'll receive notification of your fees in early June each year. The 2015-16 membership fee is confirmed below.

Membership gradeRenewal fee
Chartered Fellow/Chartered Companion/Academic Fellow£194
Chartered Member/Academic Member£168
Associate member/Academic Associate£148
Student member£90

If you want to renew your membership but are finding it difficult, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 or visit our membership registers page for more information.

If you let your membership lapse and rejoin after 30 April 2016, you'll need to pay the readmission fee (currently £40 for students and £70 for all other members).

New student members 

If you're studying a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification, you're required to join the CIPD as a Student member at the start of your qualification. This ensures you receive access to CIPD resources and support throughout your study. It also ensures your CIPD qualification is recognised towards Associate professional membership of the CIPD.

To join you'll need to pay a one-off admission fee and an annual subscription fee. Student members benefit from heavily discounted membership fees. Current membership fees for Student members have been outlined in the table below.

Your membership fees are renewed annually on 1 July each year, however if you join today we'll give you membership until 30 June 2016.

Admission fee Subscription fee Total
£40 £90 £130

Non-registration fees

If you decide to join us once you've completed your qualification you'll be asked to pay the non-registration fee (see table below) as well as the full admission fee (currently £40) and the relevant subscription.

Qualification Non-registration fee
Foundation/Certificate candidates  £100
Intermediate/Undergraduates  £100
Advanced/PDS candidates  £200

New members/previous members 

To join you’ll need to pay a one-off admission/readmission fee and a subscription fee.  See table below for the latest membership fees by grade.

Your membership fees are renewed annually on 1 July each year, however if you join today we'll give you membership until 30 June 2016.

Membership grade Admission/readmission fee Subscription fee Total
Chartered Fellow/Chartered Companion £70 £194 £264
Chartered Member £70 £168 £238
Associate member £70 £148 £218
Student member £40 £90 £130
Academic Fellow £40 £194 £234
Academic Member £40 £168 £208
Academic Associate £40 £148 £188
Affiliate £70 £230 £300

Upgrading fees 

To upgrade to Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD) or Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD) you’ll need to pay an upgrade fee.  Fees have been outlined in the table below.

Upgrade to Upgrade by form Upgrade by telephone or face-to-face assessment
Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD) £60 £120
Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD) £95 £250

Student members who have recently completed their qualification are eligible to apply by form for a free upgrade to Chartered Member within 12 months of them successfully achieving their qualification.

The upgrade is non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of your application.

All fees quoted on this page are valid until 31 December 2015.

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