• As a registered member, you can use the Register to advertise your qualified status and promote your professional services to potential clients or employers
  • Attend free CPD webinars to explore topics of interest and record CPD hours in the Members' Area
  • 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)
  • Find your perfect role with free access to the Careers in Careers job board 
  • 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)
  • Develop your digital skills with free practical training via our Digital Bytes webinars
  • Book your discounted place at the CDI National Conference and UK Career Development Awards
  • Join our Expert training sessions at discounted rates, accessing presentations and workshops by thought leaders and expert practitioners across career development
  • If you are qualified to a minimum of 20 credits at QCF level 6 or above in careers leadership/education, then you can apply to join the Registered Career Leaders Directory.
  • If you are qualified to a minimum of 60 credits at QCF Level 6/SCQF level 11 or above in a career development subject, then you can apply to join the Registered Career Development Professionals Directory.
  • Read our monthly email updates: CDI News, 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)
  • 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
  • Highlight your professional status with a certificate of membership, use of the CDI Registered Member logo, and use of designatory letters 'RCDP' or 'RCL'
  • The UK Register of Career Development Professionals (Register) sets and implements the high standards of professionalism, ethics and best practice for CDI members

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.