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. You can also find out about the membership fee for this year on this page.

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
15 months

Admission fee = £40
Subscription fee = £118  
Total = £158

1 July 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. 

Foundation/Certificate candidates £100
Intermediate/Undergraduates £100
Advanced/PDS candidates £200

Membership fees for new 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.

Used to be a member?

Haven't renewed your 2013 membership? 

To keep your membership of the CIPD active you are required to renew your membership every year by paying a renewal fee. The renewal fee is due by 1 July every year.  If you haven't paid this fee by 30 September 2013 your membership and all related member benefits and services, including professional designation, will stop.

If you've recently lapsed your membership and would like to rejoin, call us today on +44 (0)20 8612 6242 to reactivate your CIPD membership. 

Membership expired?

If your membership expired more than a year ago and you wish to reactivate your membership after 30 April you’ll need to pay a readmission fee (currently £138 and £40 for students) and a subscription fee to rejoin.

Affiliate membership

Length of subscription Affiliate membership fee   Renewal date
15 monthsAdmission fee = £138
Subscription fee = £168  
Total = £306
1 July 2015

Membership fees for existing members

2013-14 membership renewal fees
Your membership is due for renewal on 1 July each year. The fee for renewing your membership until July 2014 is £138.

If you are a member and think you may be eligible to join one of our reduced fee registers, you'll find more information at Financial assistance with your membership.

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 for a free upgrade to Chartered Membership within 12 months.

You might be interested in

CIPD Membership