Get instant access to resources and support

Affiliate Membership brings you the latest CIPD insights, research, case studies and resources to help you stay up-to-date. It’s ideal if you need help to check you’ve got the right people policies for your organisation.

It also gives you access to our network of almost 160,000 people professionals around the world, so you can share ideas, learn and make decisions about your people practices.

This grade could be for you if...

  • you’re looking for straightforward access to resources, content, support and CIPD networks
  • you’ve got people management responsibilities, but you‘re not working directly or full time in HR or L&D. Or you’re already in a senior people role and you want occasional access to CIPD networks
  • you’re not committed to studying or being assessed for CIPD membership

Affiliate Membership is not right for everyone. If you’re keen to develop a career in the people profession, and build your professional credibility, Affiliate Membership is probably not right for you. Why not take a look at our other membership grades.

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?

Becoming a member means immediate access to a range of benefits. Look at some of our most popular benefits below, or go to our member benefits page to see the full range.

Affiliate Member fees

•    Joining fee: £40
•    Affiliate Member fee for up to 6 months* (from 1 Jan 2023 to 30 June 2023): £134
•    Affiliate Member fee for up to 18 months* (from 1 Jan 2023 to 30 June 2024): £401

You can pay by card or through direct debit instalments, and you’ll need to renew your membership annually on 1 July. We’ll send you renewal information well before the due date to remind you how much is due.

* Depending on when you join in the year, we offer different membership fee options.

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 €1.18 = £1 (rate is reviewed annually).

Gain professional recognition

Find out how to become an Associate Member, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow to set yourself apart and raise your profile as a people professional.

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