Other membership levels

Student membership

Each year about 12,000 individuals embark on their CIPD qualification and join us as a Student member at the start of their studies. Student membership gives you exclusive access to a wealth of essential HR resources, development tools and networking opportunities, to ensure you get your studies off to the best possible start.

Affiliate membership

Open to all, Affiliate membership is a non-professional level of membership. It's a great way to learn about the CIPD and access all our exclusive member benefits straightaway.


Academic membership is an established route to CIPD professional membership for individuals engaged in the teaching, lecturing and research in the field of HR.  It has three levels: Academic Associate, Academic Member and Academic Fellow.

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