Help with your membership fees

We're able to offer a reduced membership fee to members in specific circumstances so they can continue to access our member benefits and services to support their work, careers and continuing professional development (CPD).

The career bridge register is for eligible members who are on a career break or maternity leave. The reduced membership fee is £72.

Eligibility criteria:

  • you're an Academic Associate, Academic Member, Academic Fellow, Associate or Chartered member of the Institute (Chartered MCIPD, Chartered FCIPD or Chartered CCIPD).
  • you’ve not been working for at least one year, full or part-time. you’re not receiving any remuneration or paid salary (apart from maternity pay). you have held membership of CIPD for at least one full year.

This benefit is not available to Affiliate members.

You can stay on the career bridge register for a maximum of five years. If you're already on the register and would like to extend, please call us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208

If you’re currently looking for work and finding it difficult to pay your annual subscription fee, you can apply to join our interim register.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You're a Student, Associate or Chartered member
  • You've been in membership for more than one full year
  • You're not in work, full-time or part-time

This benefit is not available to Affiliate members.

You can stay on the interim register for a maximum of two years. If you are already on the interim register and would like to extend, please call us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208

If you are aged 60 or over you can apply to be placed on our retired register and receive full member services for a reduced subscription fee. This would be £72 for the first 5 years, and £36 thereafter.* 

Eligibility criteria:

  • You've been an Associate or Chartered Member, Chartered Fellow or Companion (Chartered MCIPD, Chartered FCIPD or Chartered CCIPD) for the last five years
  • You're not in paid employment
  • You're aged 60 or over
  • You are of any age and have certified permanent incapacity to work because of ill health.

This benefit is not available to Affiliate members.

*Fees are subject to change as part of the CIPD's annual fees review.

Back to work support

The back-to-work programme is free for members who have been out of work (unemployed) and actively seeking work for at least six months. As part of our ongoing commitment to support you throughout your career, this tailored 4 week programme will help you return to work after an extended period owing to:

  • redundancy
  • maternity
  • career break

We provide CIPD members with a tailored outplacement programme from LHH Penna for one month, accessed from one of their UK offices or website. The service consists of:

  • a workshop
  • a one-to-one career coaching session
  • access to CRN, LHH Penna’s online support tool
  • access to one of LHH Penna’s office locations for one month.

CRN - LHH Penna's online career portal
Containing premium jobs search databases, world-class company and industry research, career planning and assessment tools, seminars, webinars, blogs, e-learning tools as well as information on training, retirement and self-employment, LHH Penna's Career Resource Network (CRN), provides a wealth of information and resources 24/7/365 to help you identify, plan and secure your next career move.

To be eligible you must:

  • have held CIPD membership for at least the last two years. (This may include a period on the ‘hardship’ register).
  • have been out of work (unemployed) and actively seeking work for at least six months. (Work is defined as a full or part time paid employment role within an organisation).
  • evidence to confirm at least 6 months active job seeking.

Access to outplacement:

  • is limited to one consultation in any 2 year period.
  • excludes those who have benefited from an employer redundancy package which included a consultation.
  • excludes seeking self-employed business or developing own consultancy services from the definition of actively seeking full or part time paid employment.

By participating in the programme you agree to:

  • provide feedback to the CIPD Membership Development team at the end of the programme about your experience.
  • inform the CIPD as soon as you have successfully found a new job.

48 hour Cancellation policy

If after booking your place on the programme you are unable to participate, you must provide LHH Penna with at least 48 hours cancellation notice to avoid a cancellation fee of £125.

You will be provided with high quality support tailored to your personal preferences. Drawing on over 40 years of experience, this blended support programme will:

  • help you explore and evaluate your options
  • identify goals and opportunities
  • devise an effective plan to progress quickly
  • give you valuable career management skills in the process.

Ready to start the next chapter of your career?

Contact the CIPD Customer Services team for further information or to book an outplacement session.

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