An individual who is active in the management of sport and physical activity services and has a commitment towards continuing professional development. Full membership of CIMSPA is the hallmark of a qualified professional.

Entry requirements

A level three management qualification e.g. Level three diploma in operational management and leadership plus one year in the job role with evidence of CPD. A full list of accepted qualifications can be acessed by clicking here.


Three years experience in an entry level management role (or above) with evidence of CPD.

Annual membership fee: £140 (inc VAT)

Membership benefits

  • CIMSPA membership offers recognition of your earned status and a statement of how your professionalism translates into employability.
  • The right to use personal designatory letters: Member – MCIMSPA; Chartered member – MCIMSPA (chartered); Chartered fellow – FCIMSPA (chartered)
  • CIMSPA Academy – access to FREE recognised CPD eLearning
  • Personal member logo for use on business cards / online portfolios etc
  • Printed copy of S&PA Professional, the quarterly CIMSPA magazine
  • Online access to S&PA Professional, the quarterly CIMSPA magazine
  • 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, including access to the magazine archive
  • CIMSPA member bulletin – a carefully curated selection of sector reports, guidance, useful resources and news, sent fortnightly
  • S&PA Extra – the monthly digital newsletter counterpart to the CIMSPA magazine
  • Access to the latest sector job vacancy information
  • Access to discounted insurance
  • Voting rights in line with the CIMSPA charter and statutes

* Under development


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