Individual membership

Individual membership is for anyone with an interest in or is practising in the sector in any role. 

Membership will give you access to resources that will help you develop and maintain your skills and knowledge, access invaluable advice and support from your peers and add your voice to the career development community.

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Benefits of individual membership

  • Access 600+ resources in the CPD Resources area: from the history of the profession to the latest research into best practice and the impact of careers (accessed from the members’ only part of the website)
  • Attend free CPD webinars to explore topics of interest and record CPD hours in the Members' Area
  • Develop your digital skills with free practical training via our Digital Bytes webinars
  • Join our Expert training sessions at discounted rates, accessing presentations and workshops by thought leaders and expert practitioners across career development
  • Book your discounted place at the CDI National Conference and UK Career Development Awards
  • Join our professional communities via our member-only social media groups, to network and learn from other practitioners: Community of Practice: Career Development ProfessionalsCommunity of Practice: Careers Leaders and Career Development in Scotland
  • Take part in careers community meetings in your region, managed by the CDI’s regional reps, with discussion and support from practitioners from all areas of career development
  • Receive your quarterly Career Matters magazine (hard copy) with features on the latest research and practice, spotlight on different careers and reviews of books, resources and websites (back copies are available in the CPD Resources section in the members’ only area)
  • Read our monthly email updates: CDI News, Chief Executive Update, Training and Events, and CPD Resources
  • Find your perfect role with free access to the Careers in Careers job board 
  • Promote yourself with a certificate of membership and use of the CDI Member logo
  • Receive your free NICEC journal - free pdf copy twice a year in April and October (back copies are available in the CPD Resources section in the members’ only area)



On joining the CDI as a member, you will be expected to adhere to the CDI Code of Ethics. You must read and agree to this as part of your application process. 



Individual membership costs just £105 per year and annual membership commences from the day that you register. A once payable admin fee of £25 will be levied on all new memberships.


How do I become a member?

Applying for membership is easy, you can apply online by completing the online application form.

If you are unable to apply online, you can download the Membership Application Form (PDFWord) and send it to

Find out more about payment options here.