Membership FAQs

Do I have to be qualified to become a member of CIPP?

No you do not need to have a qualification to become a member, the CIPP has different grades of membership and there is an opportunity for members to move through all grades during the course of their career.

How many times is Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward magazine distributed in a year?

Currently there are ten issues a year, one per month with the July / August and December / January issues combined.

Do I have to be a member of the CIPP to book a training course or event?

No, you don't need to be a member to book a training course or event, however, we would recommend you take up membership to support you and to ensure you keep your knowledge up to date.

Do you offer a membership rate for retired members?

Yes, there is a retired rate for members. To find out more please email us or call 0121 712 1073.

How do I update my email address and contact details?

This can be done by going to the 'My CIPP' section of the website and going to the 'update details' tab.

How many CPD points do I need to renew my membership?

Members are required to log at least 1 piece of CPD in order to renew their membership. Chartered Members must attain 40 CPD points for the year to renew their membership.

Tax relief for CIPP members

CIPP members can claim back up to 40% tax relief on their CIPP membership subscription costs or fees.


The CIPP is a HMRC approved professional organisation (list 3) and as such, members who pay for their CIPP subscriptions themselves will be able to claim back potentially a considerable amount of money.


This benefit could potentially be going widely unused by our members. CIPP’s 2019 market insight survey indicated that approximately 30% of our members paid for their fees themselves with the same amount unaware that they could claim tax back.


Example – Sarah is a full member (MCIPP) and paid the annual subscription of £195. As Sarah pays the basic rate of tax (20%) she was able to claim £39 against her annual income tax bill. At the higher tax rate of tax Sarah would have been eligible to claim £78.


If Sarah goes on to become a Chartered member (ChMCIPP) she could claim a whopping £100 against the £250 yearly Chartered subscription, at the higher rate of tax.


For more information on this please visit the HMRC website. To explore your range of CIPP membership benefits please visit

When is there a registration fee required?

New members are required to pay a £50 registration fee when joining the CIPP. Any members who have let their membership lapse for over three months will be re-charged the £50 joining fee.

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