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Benefit from our support throughout your career

Whether you are starting out as a student, an experienced career practitioner or are simply interested in the career development sector, you can benefit from professional development, expert guidance, networking opportunities and many other membership benefits. 

 

Introduction 

As the UK’s professional body for career development, the CDI is passionate about the positive impact career development has for individuals, the economy and society. We support our members to work to the highest standards of practice, by adhering to the CDI’s Code of Ethics and accessing a  wide range of training and resources to develop and maintain their knowledge and skills

The CDI also champions the profession on behalf of its members, raising the profile and evidencing the value of career development to policy makers, employers and the media.

If you share our values and vision, why not join our growing community of over 4,700 members across the UK and internationally, to continue to develop your skills and experience, access the latest best practice research and be part of the voice of career development.

To find out more about each of our membership offerings and to apply, please click on the relevant links below.

 

Student member 

Student membership is open to those currently taking any qualification permitted for entry to the UK Register of Career Development Professionals, the Higher Apprenticeship: Career Development Professional, Scottish Modern and Technical Apprenticeship: Career Development and the Level 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice.

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Individual member 

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

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Professional member (RCDP or RCL) 

Registered membership is our enhanced membership offer. There are two categories of Registered membership.

  1. Registered Career Development Professional proving qualification at a minimum of 60 credits at QCF Level 6/SCQF level 11 in career development, adherence to the CDI Code of Ethics and the undertaking and recording of a minimum of 25 hours CPD per year.
  2. Registered Careers Leader proving qualification at a minimum of 20 credits at QCF level 6 or above in careers leadership/education, adherence to the CDI Code of Ethicsand the undertaking and recording of a minimum of 25 hours CPD per year.

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Affiliate member 

Affiliate membership is for organisations such as universities, training providers and employers who deliver career development services. It demonstrates your commitment to ensuring high quality provision, and advancing best practice. This option is for organisations looking to choose one person to represent their organisation and receive membership benefits.

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Bulk membership

Bulk membership is for organisations such as schools, colleges, universities, training providers and employers who deliver career development services. It demonstrates your commitment to ensuring high quality provision, and advancing best practice. This option is for organisations looking to enrol all of their colleagues into membership.

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Retired member 

If you are no longer practising but want to stay in touch with your professional community and benefit from our services, you can transfer to retired membership - receiving all of the membership benefits at a reduced cost.

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International member

International membership is for those living outside of the UK who would like to access the benefits of our membership, through our online resources and events. 

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If you have a question, please check our Membership - Frequently Asked Questions page. 

 Find out more about payment options here.