Affiliate membership

For universities, training providers, charities, sector skills councils and private companies, including any organisation from the corporate, public, community or voluntary sectors

Affiliate membership demonstrates that you are committed to providing high quality careers development activities and subscribe to the CDI Code of Ethics.

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CDI-Affiliate Organisation-logoBenefits of affiliate membership

An affiliate school or organisation nominates one person to receive the benefits below.


  • Promote your organisation as part of the CDI network: add your organisation's profile to the CDI website, featuring your logo, description, and web link. View the Affiliate Organisations List 
  • 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
  • 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 our conferences including The CDI National Conference
  • Join our professional communities via our member-only social media groups, to network and learn from other students and practitioners: Community of Practice: Career Development Professionals and  Community of Practice: Careers Leaders
  • 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)
  • Read our monthly email updates: CDI News, Chief Executive Update, Training and Events, and CPD Resources
  • Promote yourself with the CDI Affiliate Organisation logo
  • Receive your free NICEC journal - free pdf copy twice a year in April and October
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities:
    • 10% discount off recruitment advertising in Careers in Careers
    • 10% discounted rate when exhibiting at CDI events
    • Your own information ‘page’ on the CDI website, featuring your company logo, a description of your products and services, and a link to your own website.
If you would like all your colleagues to have access to membership, you should apply for our bulk membership here.



Affiliate organisations must subscribe to the CDI Code of Ethics. This must be read and agreed to as part of the application process.


Affiliate membership cost

Affiliate membership costs just £190 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. 

For each registered organisation, one named contact is set up to receive the benefits on its behalf. 

To apply for affiliate membership, you can complete the online application form or download the Membership Application Form (PDF | Word) and send it to

Find out more about payment options here.

Please note, affiliate membership cannot be used in conjunction with CDI Academy courses or to meet the membership requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.


CDI Affiliate Members

Access the Affiliate Information page - this page includes a full list of all CDI Affiliate members, and each Affiliate member has their own unique information page, explaining in brief what the company does, what products or services they offer, and outlining where you can go for additional information.