CIPP payroll membership

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Achieve your professional payroll goals

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 assist you in achieving your professional goals, and to gain UK payroll certifications and qualifications.  

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.

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


Get help from your employer in becoming a member of the CIPP.

Download the membership business case template here


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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 –

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Available to anyone who has an interest in payroll, pensions or reward

Also available:
PMI affiliate
Free apprentice student affiliate (level 3)

Open to experienced or qualified payroll, pensions or reward professionals

Also available:
Associate student
International associate
Retired associate
Free apprentice student associate (level 5)

Available to those with managerial experience or qualified to level five in payroll, pensions or reward

Also available:
International full
Retired full

Awarded to those with a CIPP level 6 or 7 qualification, or at least two years at full membership who can evidence contribution to the enhancement of the CIPP and the profession

Also available:
Retired fellow

Achieved by demonstrating extensive experience in strategic, budget and project management or directorship

Also available:
Retired Chartered






There is an admin fee of £50 for new members and members returning after more than six weeks. This applies to all member grades. Current members applying to upgrade to the next level will be charge an application fee. See grades for details.

View all membership grades and benefits