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Opportunities to network and learn are designed to fit with your needs as an individual, from those with a general interest to those who aspire to be a CI professional.

Free Guest Membership

For those with a general interest in CI who wish to engage with like-minded people, you can join our networks and benefit from the experience of our diverse membership base.


Corporate membership is for organisations who are committed to developing a culture of CI and wish their employees to have access to resources, networks and professional membership.

The annual fee includes licencing to be an awarding body. We guide organisations, to ensure their training courses deliver the requirements of our professional standards of practice. The scheme is nonprescriptive; allowing flexibility to develop training that is right for your company. Once achieved, the organisations are licensed to award Affiliate and Professional membership. ICiPS provide the badges and certificates.

The Affiliate status is considered a good way to gain and maintain buy in to CI; we have over 1000 Affiliates worldwide.

Benefits include:
  • Support developing your internal training courses to receive Awarding Body status
  • Affiliate and Professional membership fees, certificates and badges
  • Hosting of your own learning materials on our e-learning platform

Contact info@icips.org to find out more.


Affiliate membership is for those with a sound understanding of CI, who wish to develop their knowledge. This is the foundation level of membership for those who wish to work towards professional membership.

They may be student who aspire to a career in CI or those who wish to have their competence in the practice of CI recognised.

Benefits include:
  • Access to your own learning area where you can build and manage your portfolio of evidence.
  • Half price entry to our annual conference.
  • Certificate
  • Access to resources and networks
*Paid on acceptance of application


For those who wish to further their career by evidencing that they meet the requirements of our international standards of professional practice. Membership is awarded on successful completion of a portfolio of evidence that showcases practical and academic experience; a professional discussion completes the process. ICiPS Recognised courses provide Fast Track entry.

On admission an annual fee is payable, which can be claimed back under the HMRC scheme:

  • Member (MICiPS) £55.00 PA
  • Practitioner (PICiPS) £75.00 PA
  • Fellow (FICiPS) £95.00 PA
Benefits include:
  • Certificate ad membership badge
  • Access to resources
  • Use of letters after your name that reflect your grade

To become a Professional Member you must first sign up as an Affiliate; you will then be sent the details required to build your portfolio of evidence.

Download an overview of our professional membership standards here.

"The status of Professional Membership should not be under-estimated; whilst I continue with my own external research, Professional Membership has facilitated access to companies permitting my own research to proceed whilst promoting a reciprocal arrangement whereby I can input into the respective organisation's CI journey. Another prominent benefit is the network opportunities Networking opportunities."

DR Sanjay Bhasin - NOMS

Corporate packages

We offer a small discount to organisations who have more than 10 employees wishing to work towards professional membership. Please contact us for details.

For details of corporate group discounts contact info@icips.org | +44 (0)1904 215620.

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