You may sometimes be asked for proof of CIPD membership when meeting an employer or client or when attending events, but you no longer need a membership card to show you’re a CIPD member.

We’re making membership more sustainable

To support our commitment to sustainability, we’re no longer issuing a membership card to every member automatically. Cutting out cards has helped us to save around 1.5 tonnes of paper every year.

There are other sustainable and convenient ways to show you’re a CIPD member which are detailed below. Membership cards are still available by request, but please support our environmental commitment and only ask for one if you really need it.

Locate your membership number

In order to receive member discounts on CIPD training, events or publications you may be asked for your membership number. This can be easily found by logging into MyProfile. Your membership number is available in the top right-hand corner.

You'll need to have registered for a CIPD web account to access MyProfile. If you’re unsure or have trouble logging in, check the troubleshooting tips.

You can also find your membership number on your digital membership card.

Get your digital membership card

The most sustainable way to demonstrate proof of membership is to use your digital membership card, which you'll find on the CIPD Community app.

You can download the app from the Apple App store and Google Play store:


Get it on Google Play

Log into the app using the same email address and password as your CIPD online account. Once in the app, you can access your digital membership card by clicking on the top left menu bars and selecting 'Membership Card'.

Use the membership verification tool

If someone needs to verify your membership they can use the online verification system.

In order to search and verify your membership, they must have your surname and full 8 digit CIPD membership number.

Search now >

If you have any questions please contact or call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208.

Download and complete our Qualification Verifcation Request form

Request a physical membership card

If you do still require a physical membership card, you can order one by submitting a simple online form. You’ll receive your membership card within 4 weeks.

Our membership card is plastic-free. It's made from paper board that is FSC certified, 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Request a replacement membership certificate

If you can’t find your membership certificate, you can request a replacement by calling our Customer Services team on +44 (0)20 8612 6208. Please note the cost of a replacement membership certificate is £30.00.

If you’ve recently successfully completed a qualification or Experience Assessment and haven’t yet received your membership certificate, please give it a few weeks. You’ll typically receive your membership certificate within 4-6 weeks.

Membership expiry date

Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. All members are invited to renew their membership by 1 July.

Members joining between January and June have the opportunity to pay for membership to 1 July of the following year.