Below we have included some frequently asked questions regarding our renewals process. We hope you can find all of the information you are looking for. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or need additional information, please call +44 (0)20 8612 6242 or email us.

The CIPD membership year is from 1 July - 30 June.

How much is it to renew my membership?

Annual membership fees 2019-20

  • Student member: £98
  • Associate / Academic Associate member: £163
  • Chartered Member / Academic Member: £190
  • Chartered Fellow / Chartered Companion / Academic Fellow: £216
  • Affiliate member: £260

How do I pay for my membership?

The easiest way to pay your membership fee is online. If you haven't got an account, use your email address and membership number to easily set one up. Alternatively, you can call our Customer Services team on +44 (0)20 8612 6242.

Membership fees are due by 1 July. As a member, we'll remind you closer to the time and update you with the information you need to renew your membership.

There are a number of ways you can pay your renewal fees, by direct debit offering annual or instalment options, or by credit or debit card. If you have already setup an annual direct debit, we’ll automatically collect fees on 1 July. If you’ve setup a direct debit to pay by instalment, we’ll update you with your payment schedule. We update our €/£ exchange rate every year for members who pay through SEPA (Euro) direct debits. For 2019, this exchange rate is €1.15 = £1.00. If you’re based in the Eurozone, you can set up a Euro Direct Debit by completing the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) form and emailing it to us.

Problems logging in?

If you already have a web account but have forgotten your password, you can reset your password here. If you have a web account, but have changed or forgotten the email address you used, please call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6248 or email so we can quickly resolve the issue.

If you don’t have a web account, you can set up an account here using your membership number, date of birth and postcode (UK only).

How do I get an invoice?

Invoices 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 haven't got an account, use your email address and membership number to easily set one up.

Can I get a receipt?

Once you’ve renewed your membership, you will receive your receipt by email. You can also download a copy of the receipt by logging into your account. If you haven't got an account, use your email address and membership number to easily set one up.

If you would like historical receipts, please call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6242.

Membership cards for 2019 renewals

Membership cards for 2019/20 were posted to existing members in June, along with information about how to renew your membership. If you haven’t received your card, please call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6242 and we’ll arrange a reprint for you.

In response to feedback from many CIPD members wanting a more environmentally friendly version of the membership card, we introduced a new style of card that used less plastic. Unfortunately some members reported their card becoming damaged when removed from the letter. We apologise if this has happened to your card. We have now sourced a sturdier type of 100% plastic-free card.

Please contact our Customer Service team on +44 (0)20 8612 6242 or email if you need a replacement card. 

We are able to provide proof of membership for those needing it before their new membership card arrives; please ask our Customer Services team. A digital version of your CIPD membership card is also available when you log into the CIPD Community app.

Why should I renew?

There are many reasons to renew your membership:

Your CIPD membership highlights your professional standing within HR and L&D. Trusted across the globe, it demonstrates the knowledge, expertise and commitment to high standards which you bring to employers and clients, giving you the edge in a competitive market.

Retain access to CIPD networks and events, and draw on the knowledge and friendly guidance of like-minded people professionals in the CIPD member-only discussion forums.

Stay current and well-informed with People Management magazine and regular newsletters CIPD Update and In a Nutshell. Continue to benefit from unique practical resources and toolkits to enhance your work and develop your career, as well as free access to over 200 industry journals and magazines through EBSCO.

Keep your member-only discounts and rewards, including HR-Inform (UK and Ireland), Kogan Page books and CIPD Training.

Our members' support enables us to continue to fund independent research which influence policy and practice to ensure that work benefits everyone – enabling us to make positive changes to improve the working lives of all.


If you held a previous membership with us, but this has now expired, you can re-join at any time. Simply call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208. We would love to welcome you back.

Support with fees or cancelling your membership

If you are struggling to pay your membership fees, you may be eligible for a reduced rate. You can find out about your eligibility or call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6242. We can discuss your options with you.

We are, unfortunately, not able to put your membership on hold for any period of time. If you wish to cancel your membership, call us as soon as possible to let us know that you wish to resign. If you do not inform us of your intention to resign, you will continue to be contacted regarding the annual renewal.

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