We are the professional body leading and supporting the people profession. We set the standards, build capabilities, and connect our global community of HR, learning and development, organisation design and all people professionals. 

Being a member of CIPD showcases your knowledge, behaviours and impact in today’s workplace, and demonstrates your commitment to the highest professional standards. Also, CIPD membership is globally recognised in the people profession.

How to become a CIPD member

Find out all the details you need to know about the various routes to becoming a CIPD member. Find our more with CIPD today.

Why choose CIPD membership

Showcase your professional credibility with CIPD Associate or Chartered Membership.

Discover the value

Did you know that CIPD membership and qualifications make you more in-demand and increase your salary potential?

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Membership grades

Demonstrate your knowledge and impact in the workplace and map out your career path.

Experience assessment

Have your real-world experience assessed to gain CIPD membership without having to study.

Professional standards and code of conduct

How we help you demonstrate your commitment to professional excellence.

Manage your membership

Help articles about CIPD membership.

Upgrade your membership

Learn how to progress your career by upgrading your membership.

Renew your membership

Maintain your professionalism with CIPD membership and keep up to date in the fast-changing world of work.

Come back into membership

Demonstrate your professionalism and keep up to date in the fast-changing world of work.

Membership fees

Ensure your career in HR or learning and development is as rewarding as it can be with the CIPD. Take a look at our current membership fees.

Member benefits

Explore our extensive member benefits, designed to support you in your work and to help you develop your career.

CIPD communities

Be part of the CIPD online community – a place to learn, debate and connect with other HR and L&D professionals.

Member helplines

Our specialist helplines are there to give you confidence when you need it most.

Member discounts

Explore the exclusive discounts available to CIPD members.

CIPD membership for your team

Benchmark and recognise professionalism in your teams.

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Data protection

The CIPD takes your privacy seriously and will keep your personal information private and secure; see our privacy policy for details.