The total cost of membership is dependent on whether you are becoming a member for the first time, renewing your membership, re-joining, or upgrading to a different grade of membership or coming into membership via the Experience Assessment route.
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. The table below outlines the current membership fees.
The € figures in the tables below (calculated at the exchange rate £1 = €1.15) are for illustration purposes only.
|Grade||1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 (12 months)|
|Associate / Academic Associate||£163 (€187)|
|Chartered Member / Academic Member||£190 (€219)|
|Chartered Fellow / Academic Fellow||£216 (€248)|
|Chartered Companion||£216 (€248)|
|Affiliate member||£260 (€299)|
Annual membership fees are charged at the sterling rate. Card payments are charged at the exchange rate of your financial services provider.
For 2020, the exchange rate is EUR 1.15 = GBP 1.00. If you’re based in the Eurozone, you can set up a Euro Direct Debit by completing the SEPA form (Single Euro Payments Area) and emailing it to us.
New members need to pay a joining fee of £40 or €46 in addition to the annual membership fee. If you've been a CIPD member previously, you'll need to pay a re-joining fee of £40 or €46 in addition to the annual membership fee.
Please note that additional fees apply for those undertaking Experience Assessment or Academic Assessment. Details of these additional fees are outlined further down this page.
Flexible payment options
Pay in one go or spread the cost throughout the year.
- Pay all your fees in one go by credit or debit card.
- Pay your joining fees and assessment fees up front by credit or debit card. Then pay your membership fee in direct debit instalments to spread the cost.
Eurozone direct debits are available for members based in Ireland and other Eurozone countries. You can pay by quarterly or annual SEPA direct debit by completing and returning the SEPA Direct Debit instruction form
Assessment fees can be paid via an invoice to your employer – get in touch if you’d like us to arrange this.
CIPD Membership: The Coronavirus
We have taken the decision to freeze our membership fees at the same level as 2019/20 as we are aware of the challenges many of our members are currently facing.
The CIPD continues to work and support its members and people professionals around the world at this difficult time and it’s your membership fees which enable us to do this important work.
The CIPD remains fully operational and able to continue to deliver your membership benefits. We would like to thank you for your continued support at this time.
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How do I...
Make a payment
If you're a new member looking to join as a Student or Affiliate member, you can join and make payment online.
If you're an existing member, you can renew your membership online. If you don't have an account, simply use your email address and membership number to set one up.
For all other payment enquiries, including coming back into membership, please call our friendly Customer Service Team Monday - Friday 09:00-17:30 GMT on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select a flexible payment option
When joining or re-joining we offer a number of payment options. These include payment by debit or credit card and direct debit options. To find out more please call us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208.
Request an invoice
We can raise invoices for your renewal fee and Experience Assessment fee only. We are not able to raise invoices for any other fees.
When renewing your membership your invoice can be accessed online. If you need to amend the invoice to include your organisation’s name (if they're paying for your membership for example) you can do that once you've logged into your account. Simply select the latest invoice button, and then the alternative invoice button. Once you've completed the details, select generate invoice. If you don't have an account, simply use your email address and membership number to set one up.
For Experience Assessment invoices or for any invoice enquiries please call our friendly Customer Service Team Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:30 GMT on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208 or email email@example.com
Get a receipt
When renewing your membership, you’ll receive your receipt by email. You can also download a copy of your receipt by logging into our renewals portal. If you don’t have a website account, simply use your email address and membership number to set one up.
To request a receipt for any other payment please call our friendly Customer Service Team Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:30 GMT on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to provide you with one.
Get a refund and make a cancellation
You can cancel your membership and request a refund within 28 days of joining or renewing your membership. If you'd like to cancel your membership call us on +44 (0) 20 8612 6208.
Upgrading fees are non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of your application.
Receive financial assistance
We're able to offer a reduced membership fee to members in specific circumstances so you can continue to access our member benefits and services.