Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. However you can join membership at any time although this may affect how much you pay. 

Cost of membership

Total cost of membership = cost of achieving membership + joining fee + membership fee
  • The cost of achieving CIPD membership is a one-off cost. It is either the cost of studying for a qualification, the cost of undertaking Experience Assessment, the cost of completing an upgrade assessment or the cost of the Academic Membership assessment.
  • The joining fee is a one-off administrative charge of £40 or €46 which is paid when you first become a member or when you rejoin membership after letting it lapse.
  • The membership fee is paid annually. Current membership fees are displayed below.

Student Members and Affiliate Members only need to pay the membership fee applicable for their grade, plus the joining fee when they first join or rejoin membership.

Membership fees

Student membership is discounted and costs 40% less than our Associate membership fees. 

Grade Euro (for SEPA only) 1 July 2023 - 30 June 2024 (12 months)
Student € 118
Foundation € 199
Associate € 199
Chartered Member € 232
Chartered Fellow € 262
Chartered Companion € 262
Academic Associate € 199
Academic Member € 232
Academic Fellow € 262
Affiliate € 316

3 reasons to pay by Direct Debit

  • Easier to manage: Direct Debit is an automatic payment method — giving you continuous access to member benefits.

  • Choose how you pay: You can pay your annual membership fee quarterly or in a single instalment — choose a plan that works for you.

  • No more clutter: Paying via Direct Debit is paperless — meaning no more unwanted letters arriving in the post. It's easier for you and it's better for the planet.

Replacement certificate fee

The cost of a replacement qualification certificate is £30.00 or €35.

Please call our Customer Services team on telephone no: +44 (0) 208 612 6208 to order the replacement, quoting your membership number.

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