Raise your profile and credibility with professional recognition

Achieving professional membership of the CIPD demonstrates to employers, clients and peers that you meet the rigorous requirements and professional standards for good practice in HR and L&D.

Becoming a professional member of the CIPD will:

  • Enhance your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Show your commitment to high standards and ethical compliance.
  • Give you access to a growing and vibrant community of HR and L&D professionals, leading-edge resources and professional development tools
Kay Heald

CIPD membership has given me extra confidence. I have a source to make sure those skills are up-to-date and a peer group to 'swap notes'.

Kay Heald, Chartered FCIPD

HR Consultant

Symon Irving

I feel that being a CIPD professional member gives me the credibility required within my field, especially when dealing with senior stakeholders.

Symon Irving, Assoc CIPD

Resourcing Consultant, Advantage XPO

Emma Vernon

CIPD gives me credibility. Something to be proud of and sets the standard for progressing. It gives me a clear path in terms of how I can develop

Emma Vernon, Chartered MCIPD

HR Business Partner, APM Group

Routes into professional membership

Choosing the right level of membership depends on where you are in your career and whether or not you wish to study a qualification.

Your options are:

  • Study a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification and be awarded Associate membership on successful completion.
  • Study an Advanced Diploma then upgrade to Chartered Member or higher with the right experience.
  • Undergo Experience Assessment - a flexible and time-efficient route designed for busy professionals.

If you’d just like access to our services, then we’d recommend Affiliate membership. If you're already studying a CIPD-accredited qualification join Student membership today.

Which level of membership do you aspire to?

Our membership grades are now aligned with the levels of the new Profession Map.

Discuss professional membership with us today

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