Membership fees

This page contains information about CIPD fees.

2015-16 membership fees

Annual membership fees | Student members | Previous members | Upgrading fees

Annual membership fees 

These are the membership fees for 2015-16

Membership level
Subscription fee
Chartered Fellow/Chartered Companion/Academic Fellow£194
Chartered Member/Academic Member£168
Associate member/Academic Associate£148
Student member£90
Affiliate£230

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.

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 of £40 and a subscription fee. You can pay your subscription fee together with your admission fee by credit/debit card or cheque, or you can pay your admission fee by credit/debit card and your subscription fee by direct debit (single payment or instalments). If you choose to pay your subscription fee by single payment Direct Debit, one instalment will be collected from your bank account 3–6 weeks after receiving your application.

When your subscription comes up for renewal, payments will be collected each year on 1 July until you advise us otherwise. We’ll send you a membership renewal pack at the start of June each year to remind you how much is due.

Your membership fees are renewed annually on 1 July each year.

Length of subscription Admission fee Subscription fee Total amount to be paid Renewal date
Up to 15 months £40 £113 £153 1 July 2017

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

Previous members 

To re-join you’ll need to pay a one-off readmission fee of £70. If you’re rejoining as a Student member, the one-off readmission fee is £40. You’ll also need to pay a subscription fee. This fee will depend on the type of payment you choose (see table below for options).

Your membership fees are renewed annually on 1 July each year. However, join today and we’ll give you membership until 30 June 2017.

Membership level Length of subscription Readmission fee Subscription fee Total amount to be paid Renewal date
Student Up to 15 months £40 £113 £153 1 July 2017
Associate Member Up to 15 months £70 £185 £255 1 July 2017
Chartered Member Up to 15 months £70 £210 £280 1 July 2017
Chartered Fellow or Companion Up to 15 months £70 £243 £313 1 July 2017
Affiliate Up to 15 months £70 £288 £358 1 July 2017

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.

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