Unlock your career potential
Just starting out, changing careers or wanting to learn more about the people profession? Combining CIPD membership with a CIPD qualification will speak volumes for your commitment towards good practice. It will enable you to really stand out whilst boosting your career prospects.
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CIPD Student member
Student membership is for those who:
- are currently studying or are about to study a CIPD accredited qualification in HR or L&D
- need immediate access to CIPD resources and support for your studies
- want to progress to Associate membership at the end of your studies.
Student membership benefits
Your CIPD membership is here to support and advance your studies at every stage. Explore our member benefits below:
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Join 30,000 other students around the world who have already chosen Student membership with the CIPD to enhance their career.
Please note if you're already enrolled on a CIPD accredited qualification, be sure to register with the same email address you used to enrol.
Explore our range of professional qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to jump start your career in the people profession.
Student membership fees
Enjoy our lowest membership rate and join the CIPD before you complete your qualification. You must enrol on your qualification within 9 months of becoming a student member. Join Student membership online today.
Membership fees for up to 12 months (from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021)
Joining fee: £40
Membership fee*: £98
* Dependent on when you join in the year, we offer different membership fee options.
Late registration fee (post-qualification)
If you decide to join us once you've completed your qualification you'll be asked to pay the late registration fee as well as the full admission fee and relevant subscription.
Foundation / Certificate: Additional £100 late registration fee
Intermediate / Undergraduates: Additional £100 late registration fee
Advanced / PDS candidates: Additional £200 late registration fee
You need to renew your membership on 1 July 2020 and then annually on 1 July. Don’t worry, we’ll send you renewal information well before the due date to remind you how much is due. Annual payment will be collected until you advise us otherwise.
Which CIPD qualifications lead to Associate membership?
CIPD qualifications in HR and Learning and Development are available at three levels:
- Level 3 Foundation - equivalent to A-level standard
- Level 5 Intermediate - equivalent to Degree standard
- Level 7 Advanced - postgraduate level.
At each level you can follow an HR or L&D pathway or a combination of both.
When you successfully complete a Certificate or Diploma, at any level, you’ll become an Associate member, meaning you can use the designatory letters Assoc CIPD after your name. If you complete the Level 7 Advanced Diploma, you can apply to upgrade to Chartered Member or Fellow if you have the relevant experience.
Learn about CIPD accredited professional qualifications.
How do I progress to Associate membership at the end of my studies?
Your Student membership will automatically progress to Associate status upon successful completion of a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification.
If you hold a CIPD accredited Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) or Human Resource Development (HRD), you may apply to upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow if you can demonstrate at least three years’ current experience at this level.
Already a member? See if you’re eligible to upgrade.
You may also be interested in
- Our official Student membership brochure
- Membership grades
- Experience Assessment - a direct route into CIPD membership for experienced HR and L&D professionals
- More about careers in the people profession
- Registering your Award qualification obtained through a centre? Complete the Award registration form.
- Membership terms and conditions