• Individual membership is for anyone practising in the sector in any role or for those with an interest in career development
  • This is your way of demonstrating that you are part of the career development professional body, work to the highest standards of practice and adhere to the CDI Code of Ethics
  • As a member of the CDI you can promote yourself by wearing the CDI members badge, using the member logo and adding the post-nominals MCDI after your name. You will also receive a certificate of 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 Professionals, Community of Practice: Careers Leaders and Career Development in Scotland
  • Take part in careers community meetings in your region, managed by the CDI 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 
  • 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)
UK Register of Career Development Professionals

You can apply to join the UK Register of Career Development Professionals (Register) once you become a CDI member. You must be professionally qualified in a career development subject to a minimum of 60 credits at QCF Level 6/SCQF level 11, adhere to the CDI Code of Ethics and be willing to undertake a minimum of 25 hours CPD each year. 

Membership tax relief

You may be eligible for individual tax relief for your member subscription to the CDI, as the professional body for the career development sector.

To be able to offset these costs against an individual’s tax burden there are three key elements to consider:

  • The fees must be paid by the individual themselves (not by their employer)
  • If there is a requirement to pay such fees in order to be able to do the job
  • The subscription paid to an approved body is relevant to doing the job

This is an important aspect of your membership - you can find a full list of recognised and approved bodies here

Payment options

There are a number of ways you can pay your membership subscription.

Credit card
Credit card

We can take card payments over the telephone - please call: 01384 445629/01384 376464 Option 5 Finance & Payments.

BACS transfer
BACS transfer

To the Career Development Institute at Lloyds Bank, Sort Code 30-98-21, Account 25337168
Please remember to supply your membership or invoice number as a reference on your payment. 

GoCardless Payment
GoCardless Payment

Pay any CDI invoice using the secure GoCardless one-off payment system, request a link by emailing Lyn.burgess@thecdi.net with your membership or invoice number.

Direct debit
Direct debit

We accept Direct Debit in single-payments or in a range of instalment options (admin fees may apply.) Please contact lyn.burgess@thecdi.net who can support you in setting up a direct debit. 

Having any trouble?

Having any trouble?

Do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime.