Raise your profile and credibility with professional recognition
Achieving membership of the CIPD demonstrates to employers, clients and peers that you meet the rigorous requirements and professional standards for good practice in the people profession.
Becoming a member of the CIPD will:
- Enhance your career prospects and earning potential.
- Show your commitment to high standards and ethical compliance.
- Give you access to a growing and vibrant community of people professionals, leading-edge resources and professional development tools.
Which joining option is right for me?
Use our tool to help you find out what's the best way to get into CIPD membership for you and what membership grade you can achieve. Based on your answers, it'll display the most relevant option for you and only takes a couple of clicks to go through.
Getting into membership - your options
We offer two options for becoming a CIPD member:
Study a qualification
- It's for professionals who are starting out or developing their career or looking to build their knowledge
- It involves studying a CIPD-accredited qualification.
- The length depends on the level and size of the qualification you choose.
- It includes 12 months' Student membership (£98) and the qualification fee which is dependent on the centre you choose.
- Through this route, you'll initially join as a Student member. You can upgrade your membership later on.
- If you study a Certficate or Diploma qualification, you'll become an Associate member once you successfully complete your studies. If you study an Advanced Diploma, you can upgrade from Associate to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
Have your experience assessed
- It's for professionals who have at least one year's experience to draw on during the assessment and would prfer a non-study option.
- It involves reflecting on your work and experiences to complete our Experience Assessment.
- It can take as little as four months but depends on your pace.
- It ranges between £2,117 – £2,739 (dependent on the membership grade you apply for and when in the membership year you join us.)
- Through this route you can become an Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
- If you acheive Associate membership, you can become a Chartered Member by completing Experience Assessment. If you achieved Chartered Member you can upgrade to Chartered Fellow.