Retired membership

Remain an active part of the CDI community, keeping up to date and contributing your experience and expertise to support the next generation of professionals

Retiring from a fulfilling role in career development doesn’t have to mean losing access to the latest knowledge and a vibrant community. We know that your interest in careers and in helping others does not end when you wind down your work. CDI retired membership enables you to remain connected to your profession and continue supporting the promotion of career development.

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Benefits of retired membership

  • Maintain and share your knowledge in our active, member-only communities on social media: Community of Practice: Career Development ProfessionalsCommunity of Practice: Careers Leaders and Career Development in Scotland
  • Develop your digital skills to help you connect with others online by accessing our free Digital Bytes webinars
  • 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 webinars to explore topics of interest and pose questions directly to speakers
  • Join our Expert Training Sessions at discounted rates, accessing presentations and workshops by thought leaders and expert practitioners across 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 Newsletter, Chief Executive Update, Training and Events, and CPD Resources
  • 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. 



Retired membership costs just £55 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.