Membership fees

This page contains information about CIPD fees (admission and membership subscription) for Student membership, rejoining or joining as an Affiliate. If you’re a CIPD member, your membership must be renewed each year on 1 July.

2015-16 membership fees

Existing members | Student members | New members | Upgrading fees

Membership fees for existing members 

2014-15 membership renewal fees

Your membership is due for renewal each year on 1 July.  In advance of this date you will receive notification of your renewal at the start of June. If you have not renewed your 2014-15 membership fee, you can do so online now or by calling CIPD on +44 (0)20 8612 6242.

If you want to renew your membership but are finding it difficult, we want to help. Contact our customer services team about our special membership registers on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 or visit our registers webpage for more information.

Please note - if you receive your CIPD membership and benefits whilst on a register (retirement, interim or career bridge), your fee will be £72 or £36.

If you let your membership lapse and choose to rejoin by April 2015, you are liable to pay a £30 reinstatement fee. If you let your membership lapse beyond April 2015, you will need to pay the full rejoining fee (£40 for students and £70 for other members).

Student membership fees 

If you are studying a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification, you are required to join the CIPD as a Student member at the start of your programme.  Upon successful completion of your programme you’ll automatically become an Associate professional member which will entitle you to use Assoc CIPD after your name. This ensures that your qualification is recognised by CIPD and that you receive access to essential HR and development resources and student resources to support you in your study and throughout your career. It also means you’ll avoid paying a non-registration fee (see below). As a Student member you’ll pay a one-off reduced admission fee and an annual membership fee.

Length of subscriptionStudent membership feeRenewal date
6 months

Admission fee = £40
Subscription fee = £45    
Total = £85

1 July 2015
18 months

Admission fee = Waived 
Subscription fee = 135 (£45 + £90)
Total = 135

1 July 2016

Fees valid from 1 January – 31 March 2015

Non-registration fees

To take advantage of our reduced student admission fee you’ll need to join at the start of your qualification. If you don’t join at the start of your qualification and decide to join us later you will be asked to pay a non-registration fee (outlined below) as well as a full admission fee and the relevant subscription at that time. 

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

Membership fees for new or rejoining members 

To join you’ll need to pay a one-off admission fee and a subscription fee. Your subscription fee will then be due each year for renewal on 1 July. At the start of the year you can sign up to either 6 or 18 months’ membership. The 2015-16 membership fees by grade are listed below.  If you sign up to 6 months your membership is valid until 30 June 2015. If you sign up to 18 months your membership is valid until 30 June 2016. For a limited time only, join with an 18 months subscription and pay a reduced admission fee of £40. Plus, your membership fees will be frozen until 30 June 2016.

Grade Fee 6 months Fee 18 months
Chartered Fellow, Academic Fellow and Chartered Companion £95 £285
Chartered Member and Academic Member £83 £248
Associate member and Academic Associate £73 £218
Student member £45 £135
Affiliate £113 £338

Fees valid from 1 January – 31 March 2015

Affiliate membership

Length of subscription  Affiliate membership fee    Renewal date
6 months Admission fee = £70 
Subscription fee = £113   
Total = £183
1 July 2015
18 months Admission fee = £40
Subscription fee = 338
Total = £378
1 July 2016

Fees valid from 1 January – 31 March 2015

Upgrading fees 

To upgrade to Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD) or Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD) you’ll need to pay an upgrade application fee (to upgrade by form it is £60 for Chartered Member and £95 for Chartered Fellow; if you wish to upgrade by telephone assessment it is £120 for Chartered Member and £250 for Chartered Fellow). This fee is non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of your application. Recent Graduate members and Student members who have recently completed their qualification are eligible to apply by form online for a free upgrade to Chartered Member within 12 months.

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