Affiliate (leisure operations)

Front-line staff with a commitment to ongoing personal professional development e.g. swimming teacher, lifeguard.

Entry requirements

Hold a CIMSPA recognised entry qualification.

Annual membership fee: £30 (inc VAT)

Membership benefits summary

  • CIMSPA Academy – access to FREE recognised CPD eLearning
  • CIMSPA membership offers recognition of your earned status and a statement of how your professionalism translates into employability.
  • Personal member logo for use on business cards / online portfolios etc
  • Digital “turning pages” access to S&PA Professional, the quarterly CIMSPA magazine, and access to the magazine archive.
  • Online record of professional development*, providing evidence of competence and an up-to-date skillset.
  • Access to the CIMSPA online library and policy guidance collection.
  • CIMSPA member bulletin – a carefully curated selection of sector reports, guidance, useful resources and news, sent fortnightly.
  • Members area access on
  • Access to the latest sector job vacancy information.
  • Access to discounted insurance.

* Under development 


CIMSPA has a policy of requiring most membership categories to undertake CPD per membership year. Find out more HERE.