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CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), is a globally recognised organisation with over 135,000 members across 120 countries – including more than 50,000 who are Chartered. CIPD members include the next generation of Human Resources (HR) professionals, and many of the world’s most influential senior HR leaders from world-class organisations.

Whether you’re starting out in HR or looking to progress, the CIPD and its members will support and inspire you to achieve your full career potential.

Benefits of membership

To get ahead in HR, CIPD membership is a must have. It’s recognised by employers and the profession alike and may also help increase your earning potential. CIPD membership also keeps you up to date with developments in the HR profession and saves you money on qualifications and learning materials.

Here are just some of the benefits you will receive as a member of the CIPD:

  • People Management magazine – award-winning monthly magazine
  • In a nutshell – monthly e-newsletter with a round-up of thought provoking articles from across HR
  • Online HR resources – develop your knowledge with access to factsheets, online journals, reports and research, as well as key employment law information
  • Networking opportunities – local branch events and high profile conferences and exhibitions.

You can find out more about CIPD member benefits on the website.

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
Professional membership is achieved through CIPD study and upgrading after completing a CIPD qualification or Experience Assessment.

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.

Student membership
If you’re studying a CIPD qualification you can make it count towards a professional membership of the CIPD by joining whilst you’re studying.

Affliate membership
If you just want to access the benefits of CIPD membership straightaway you can join as an Affiliate.

Academic membership
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
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.

Advance your career through CIPD qualifications

CIPD’s globally-recognised professional qualifications are a great way to acquire the essential underpinning knowledge and skills needed to become an effective HR or L&D (Learning and Development) practitioner. Each year more than 17,000 individuals in the UK, Ireland and internationally choose to join the HR, L&D and specialist study programmes to develop their knowledge.

CIPD qualifications are available as awards, certificates and diplomas at Advanced, Intermediate and Foundation level. You can find out more about the qualifications at CIPD Qualifications.

If you have any questions about CIPD membership please call CIPD
on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 or find out more on the CIPD website.

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