CIMSPA membership for individuals

Becoming a CIMSPA member signals an individual’s dedication to delivering best practice, to developing themselves and being qualified to tackle the challenges faced by the sector and the nation.

Our members are part of a wider community that are recognised and respected for their professional status. We support the recognition of an individual's expertise through CIMSPA’s professional badges of population specialism, environment specialism and technical specialism.

Our membership categories include CIMSPA Affiliate Memberships, CIMSPA Graduate Member and CIMSPA Student Memberships, CIMSPA Practitioner Memberships and CIMSPA Management Memberships. For those who have demonstrated real excellence, innovation and quality within their field CIMSPA Chartered Membership represent those excelling in our sector. These categories have been developed to represent the different stages of a career in the sport and physical activity sector. As a member you will receive exclusive access to a vast library of learning resources and career related opportunities and benefits.

Join us to receive your professional status, be recognised for your expertise and enhance your career prospects.



Become part of a recognised and respected profession

We have membership pathways for everyone working in sport and physical activity. CIMSPA membership recognises your professional status and helps you achieve career ambitions.


Students/graduates


For individuals starting a career in sport and physical activity.

Practitioner


Membership options for exercise and fitness, wellness, coaching and swim teaching professionals.

Management


From aspiring managers through duty managers to senior management.

We also have membership pathways for affiliates.



Membership benefits


Our member benefits are driven by our members' input. CIMSPA member benefits are driven by the ethos to ‘be professional’. This is supported by four member benefit categories: ‘be ahead’, ‘be rewarded’, ‘be connected’ and ‘be the difference’.

Be ahead

Take complete control of your career progression and stay at the forefront of the sector with the very latest updates:
  • Be at the forefront of the sector with the very latest sector news, guidance and resources.
  • CIMSPA membership directory enables you to create an online profile that lists your qualifications and professional development, which can be shared with potential employers and customers.
  • CIMSPA Academy provides access to FREE endorsed CPD eLearning.
  • Discounts on endorsed qualifications and CPD from a range of training providers.
  • Receive recognition and status as a member of the sector’s only chartered professional body.
  • S&PA Extra and S&PA Professional are CIMSPA’s monthly and quarterly digital newsletter and magazines.
  • CIMSPA member bulletin is a curated selection of guidance, useful resources and news.
  • Sector job vacancy information.
  • Enhanced career prospects with many of our employer partners committing to only employing CIMSPA members.
  • Eligible practitioner categories have access to the UK Learning and Development platform with exclusive resources such as tips, guides, videos and webinars.*

Be connected

  • Build your professional network through CIMSPA’s community of members, partners and calendar of events.
  • Network CIMSPA’s community of members and partners .
  • Attend CIMSPA and partner events and conferences.
  • Meet with other members at our professional development boards, consultations, focus groups and committees.
  • Access CIMSPA's closed social media groups.

Be the difference

  • Contribute to the continued improvements of the sport and physical activity sector.
  • Be first to hear about opportunities to input on the development of both new and existing professional standards.
  • Input into sector policy change through consultations.
  • Stay on the pulse with opportunities to get involved in CIMSPA’s professional development boards.
  • Gain the opportunity to support the next generation of the sector workforce through our mentor scheme available as you progress to chartered status.

Be rewarded

Discounts and offers on products and services that really matter covering 5 key categories identified by members, see our supplier directory to see exactly who you can benefit from:
  • Work and business.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Insurance.
  • Travel.
  • Finance and legal.

Visit the dedicated membership benefits area to view the full list of rewards, discounts and benefits.

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