CIPD member benefits

CIPD membership is your badge of professionalism:

  • raising your profile with employers, clients and peers
  • enhancing your career prospects
  • improving your earnings potential.
Being a member of the professional body for HR and people development has many benefits. CIPD membership is now evolving to offer you a more tailored approach to meet your developing needs throughout your career.  We are also offering you new benefits. So whether you’ve been in the profession twenty minutes or twenty years CIPD membership gives you access to the latest resources and development tools to keep you informed, connected and your career on track.

Elevate your status

CIPD membership is recognised by employers. The majority of members hold or are working towards professional membership. Professional membership demonstrates that you meet the CIPD’s rigorous criteria and standards for best practice in HR or development. It gives you a competitive edge in the job market, enabling you to meet your career objectives. To showcase your achievements, professional members can use a professional designation after their name:

More about professional membership

Member support

A range of member-only resources, information and advice to help you develop your career, deal with difficult issues that you may be facing such as redundancy or unemployment, find guidance on standards of professional conduct and to enable you to make the most of your CIPD membership. Also find out about support with paying your membership fees. 

my CPD Map

As your career partner, CIPD is dedicated to providing you with the support and tools you need to progress at every stage of your career. That’s why we have introduced the member-only career development tool, my CPD Map. Simple and easy to use, my CPD Map gives you control of your professional development by providing you with an interactive online diagnostic tool to review your professional skills and knowledge, so you can track how you are doing versus industry standards.

Find out more about my CPD Map


New benefits

Membership continues to evolve to meet your developing needs throughout your career.

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Support for students

Learn about the benefits
of student membership
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