Your trusted resource in the fast-changing world of work

Open to all, Affiliate membership is a non-professional level of membership. It’s ideal if you need immediate access to CIPD resources to help you in your role, and can support your personal and professional development.

Affiliate membership is a great choice if you are:
  • In a non-HR or L&D role with people management or development responsibilities.
  • Seeking the latest HR and L&D resources to ensure you and your organisation stay up to date with the fast-changing world of HR and employment law.
  • Wanting to socialise, discuss and learn from an interested and supportive community of professionals.
Jennifer Davies

I'm not an HR specialist. So being able to access the CIPD's online resources is really important for me and my organisation.

Jennifer Davies

Deputy General Manager, The Nederlander Dominion Theatre

What's in it for you?

Access trusted resources that will give you peace of mind you're following best practice, and get support from the wider HR and L&D community.
  • Magazine
  • Resources
  • Communities
  • Career
  • Support
  • Rewards


People Management magazine and app

The award-winning People Management magazine, app and website

'I love my People Management magazine. It's my lunchtime read where I can read about the case studies and inspiring people who are doing great things. It makes me think "Yes, I am in the right career!"'

Rebecca Watts Assoc CIPD

HR and L&D Project Manager for Health Education England


Online Knowledge hub

Practical and inspiring resources to keep you up to date in the fast changing world of work and support those who are studying:

  • Current research, surveys and policy reports
  • Employment law updates
  • Access to 100s of online business, HR and L&D journals supplied by EBSCO
  • Time-saving email updates, including CIPD Ireland Update and In a Nutshell
  • Practical podcasts, topic summaries, factsheets and guides, and more


CIPD online forum

Connect, learn and be inspired

  • Online Community forum - Socialise, discuss and learn from an interested and supportive community of professionals in Ireland and internationally
  • Take part in local CIPD regions’ activities
  • Find inspiration at CIPD conferences and events
  • Enjoy networking and shared learning with your peers


CIPD Career hub

Career support

  • CIPD Profession Map – our competency standards set out what the best in HR and L&D are doing and help you assess your professional capability and how to progress your career
  • My CPD Map - an online assessment tool to identify your strengths and areas for development
  • Use our CPD reflective questions to demonstrate your commitment to learning and staying up to date, and the impact on you and your organisation
  • CIPD career hub - an online gateway to information, tools and advice to help build key employability skills and enable you to make the most of career opportunities
  • Professionalisation - access to supports to diagnose and build the capability and professionalism of your HR and L&D team


Easy access to support when you need it

  • Launching 18 September – new CIPD employment law helpline: 24/7 access, generous annual call entitlement, unlimited call duration and much more
  • Whistleblower advice line: get confidential legal advice if you witness wrongdoing in the workplace
  • Professional principles and guidance on standards of professional conduct


Save money

  • Receive a 20% discount on all CIPD books and business titles from our Kogan Page bookshop
  • Receive preferential rates on CIPD products and services, conferences, training and events

Join as an Affiliate member today

Affiliate membership fees

Fees for up to 12 months membership

Your membership subscription will be renewed annually on 1 July each year until you advise us otherwise.

Joining fee: £70

Membership fee: £246 (until 30 June 2018)

Total: £316

Card payments

Fees are presented in Sterling, and card payments will be charged the exchange rate of your financial services provider.

Eurozone Direct Debit

You can set up a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit to pay in euros. Please complete our SEPA Direct Debit instruction form and send it with your membership application form.

Direct debit payment amounts are based on our current exchange rate €1.20 = £1 (rate is reviewed quarterly).

Become a professional member

Unsure if Affiliate membership is for you?

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