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Membership for practitioners

Membership for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, gym instructors, sports coaches (including advanced), coaching assistants, swimming teachers, lifeguards, recreation assistants, tai chi and qigong instructors and exercise referral professionals.

Membership provides professional recognition for practitioners

CIMSPA Practitioner members are awarded professional recognition which provides confirmation and confidence to their employers, clients, colleagues, and the public that they have achieved the required qualifications and continuous professional development (CPD) to excel in their role.

Join today and be part of a recognised and respected professional workforce.

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Your membership benefits – choose your membership category below to find out more


Take complete control of your career progression and stay at the forefront of the sector.


Build your professional network through CIMSPA’s community of members, partners and events.


Benefit from a range of discounts and offers across key categories identified by members.


Contribute to the continued improvements of the sport and physical activity sector.

Find your membership category by job role and apply

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Personal Trainer Practitioner

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Gym Instructor

Gym Instructor Practitioner

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Swimming Teacher Practitioner

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Spin Class

Group Exercise Instructor Practitioner

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Tai Chi Group Class

Tai Chi for Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

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Group performing Qi Gong Exercise

Qigong for Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

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Coach Practitioner

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Exercise Referral

Exercise Referral Practitioner

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Advanced Coach

Coach Advanced Practitioner

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Coaching Assistant

Coaching Assistant Practitioner

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Lifeguard Practitioner

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Recreation Reception

Recreation Assistant Practitioner

If you have multiple job roles, or you’re unsure what category to associate yourself with, get in touch

How much will my Practitioner membership cost? From £36* per year (inc VAT)

*Discounts apply if your organisation is a CIMSPA employer partner.

Need to discuss your membership?

If you’re unsure on any aspect of your CIMSPA membership application, get in touch or call our membership hotline on 0343 836 0200