Types of membership and how to join the CIPD
The majority of people join the CIPD to become recognised for their HR professionalism through professional membership – Associate member, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
Professional membership is achieved through CIPD study and upgrading after completing a CIPD qualification.
CIPD professional members are also able to use globally recognised designatory letters after their name to showcase their professional credentials: Assoc CIPD, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD.
If you’re studying a CIPD qualification you must join as a Student member to ensure you get recognition for your qualification towards professional membership.
If you want to access the benefits of CIPD membership straightaway you can join as an Affiliate.
This membership route recognises those whose expertise is in the thinking and knowledge of the HR profession e.g. HR lecturers or researchers.
Experience Assessment is a way to achieve industry recognition for your HR achievements and benefit from professional membership without taking CIPD qualifications. This route is for those who have gained significant experience throughout their career in the HR field.
For more information
If you have any questions about CIPD membership please call our Customer Services team on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 or find out more at cipd.co.uk/membership