Become a CIPD member

Become a member

10 August 2015

CIPD membership - a mark of professionalism

Whether you’re starting out, looking to enhance your career or leading an HR or L&D function, CIPD professional membership will support and inspire you every step of the way. Recognised by employers worldwide, CIPD professional membership shows that you’ve met internationally recognised standards and that you have the ability to make a real impact in the workplace. Check out what our members value most from their CIPD membership >
CIPD professional membership is available at three levels: Associate (suitable for career starters), Chartered Member (best suited to experienced HR and L&D professionals) and Chartered Fellow (designed for HR and L&D leaders). We also offer an Affiliate membership to those who want to benefit from access to the CIPD's body of knowledge and resources without studying for a CIPD qualification.

Select your career stage below to find out more about membership benefits and how to become a member.

Career starters - Students and Associate members

Career starters

If you're already supporting the HR and L&D function or you're looking to start your career, then read more about how you can progress

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Experienced professionals - Chartered Member

Experienced professionals

Are you an experienced professional, managing, developing and implementing HR and L&D policies? If so, Chartered Membership could recognise your professionalism

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HR leaders - Chartered Fellow

HR and L&D leaders

Our highest level of membership is Chartered Fellow and is ideal if you're leading the development of strategic HR and L&D plans that drive business performance

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