Here to support you

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Membership of the CIPP is designed to support you through every stage of your career. There’s a membership level to suit everyone, with a wide range of benefits designed to support, educate and to assist you in achieving your professional goals.  

From the support of our Advisory Service, regular, informative webinars with our policy and research team, to our Professional magazine and regularly updated training courses, membership of the CIPP will help you gain the recognition and support you deserve.

– Highlighted benefits –


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Advisory Service helpline
One of the most popular membership benefits, the Advisory Service is the extra member of your payroll team, providing essential advice, support and guidance through their technical helpline.

Meet the team

Professional magazine
The CIPP members' only magazine, full of news, updates and in-depth industry information, published ten times each year and designed to keep you ahead of the game.

View sample issue

Payroll Reference Book
Contains as much information on payroll as you will need during the tax year, and is considered the ‘payroll bible’ by those already using it. 

Read more

Discounts on training courses
Take advantage of the member only prices on our training courses to keep you on top of your game and compliant in your career. 

View training course

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– Membership levels –


affiliate membership

If are new to payroll or work in HR, finance, bookeeping  or accountancy, this is the  level for you.

associate student

Mandatory membership for students studying the Foundation Degree.

associate membership

If you are experienced or qualified in payroll, pensions or reward, this is the level for you.

full membership

If you have management experience and/or qualified to level five in payroll, pensions or reward, this level is for you.

affiliate membership

Awarded to those demonstrating commitment, skills, professional standing and experience at a strategic level.

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There is an admin fee of £35 for new members and members returning after more than three months. This applies to all member grades.

View benefits for all levels  

Becoming a member of the CIPP has enabled me to join a large community of support, knowledge and advice and gives me peace of mind that I have access to the latest information. It also ensures I receive change updates and can keep my CPD up to date.

Helen Sherwood ACIPP - HR Manager at Languageline Solutions