CIPD membership is an asset to be proud of. It means so much within the HR and L&D community - it shapes your profile and showcases your professional capability.

The value it can bring to your career is significant, especially when it comes to job search and promotion opportunities.

Getting this professional accreditation definitely makes me stand out in the market right now.

Anandita Srivastava, Chartered MCIPD

As a CIPD member you'll:

1. Demonstrate your expertise

You are a professional who has proven ability to apply your knowledge in practice, beyond study and qualifications. You are competent, confident and able to create an impact in the workplace.

2. Build your personal brand

You are boosting your personal brand with a professional designation (the letters after your name) that recognise your experience and expertise. That designation is a badge of professionalism, a recognised stamp of approval that sets you apart when you need it most.

3. Inspire confidence and trust

You are a professional who has met our internationally recognised benchmark for excellence and inspire confidence in your employer, clients and peers.

4. Stay current and relevant

You are a professional committed to your own development - learning from the latest CIPD research, and other experienced professionals. You stay on top of the latest trends in the evolving world of HR and L&D, keeping your skills sharp.

5. Uphold ethical values

You are an ambassador for the profession, acting with integrity, and championing better work and working lives in all you do.

What does it mean to be a member of the CIPD?

Debbie Alder, Chartered FCIPD and DWP HR Director General, explains what being a Chartered Fellow means for her as a senior HR professional.

Routes to membership

How to become
a member

Whether you’re just starting out, building your career, or working at the highest level, there’s a route to membership to suit you.

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