Become a CIMSPA member


Find the right membership for you

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

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I am a leader…

Have you shown excellence, innovation, and leadership in your area of deployment?

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I am a manager...

Are you qualified in an entry, mid or senior management role in the sector or aspiring to do so?

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I am a practitioner...

Are you qualified and active in delivering exercise, fitness, wellness, coaching or swimming?

Contact our team for help. Just email or call us between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday on 03438 360200.
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I am unqualified but remain interested in the sector...

Not professionally qualified or wish to be updated on the sector?

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I am an apprentice, student, or graduate...

Are you studying or recently graduated with sector relevant qualifications?

Know which category you wish to apply for already? Click the button below to join now!


Membership benefits

Our member benefits are built on the ethos of professional recognition and helping you to develop your career, along with giving you a range of discounts and rewards.

Visit our membership benefits area to see the full range of benefits, discounts and rewards that comes with CIMSPA membership.

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  • Create an online profile that lists your qualifications and professional, which can be shared with potential employers and customers.
  • Build your professional network through CIMSPA’s community of members, partners and events.
  • Gain access to member-only webinars featuring sector experts.
  • Make connections through CIMSPA and partner events and conferences.
  • Meet other members at our professional development boards and consultations by invitation.
  • Receive S&PA Extra and S&PA Professional - CIMSPA’s monthly and quarterly digital newsletter and magazines.
  • CIMSPA member bulletin is a curated selection of guidance, useful resources and news.

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  • Be at the forefront of the sector with the very latest sector news, guidance and resources.
  • Be the first to hear about opportunities to be involved with CIMSPA consultations and insight, helping to influence sector policy and future research.
  • Take part in focus groups and committees to help shape the sector’s future.

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Take complete control of your career progression and stay at the forefront of the sector with the very latest updates:
  • Receive recognition and status as a member of the sector’s only chartered professional body.
  • Enhance your career prospects - many of our employer partners commit to only employing CIMSPA members.
  • Access FREE endorsed CPD eLearning with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • Eligible practitioner categories have access to the UK Coaching Learning and Development platform, with exclusive resources such as tips, guides, videos and webinars.*
  • Receive sector job opportunity information.
  • 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.
  • Discounts on endorsed qualifications and CPD from a range of training providers.

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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.

Join the movement, be part of CIMSPA and help transform our sector

CIMSPA members are part of a community that is recognised and respected for the attainment and delivery of excellence, represented through their professional status.

Through sector-wide engagement and consultation, CIMSPA has identified and developed the standards for professional excellence and best practice in the sport and physical activity sector. Our members and partners across the UK are recognised internationally for upholding and delivering these standards.

As a member, CIMSPA will support you with exclusive career development resources, benefits and networking opportunities that will enhance your career prospects. Our five membership categories have been developed to represent the different stages of a career in the sport and physical activity sector.

We represent you and the wider workforce; acting on the issues that matter to you and working to achieve change where it is most needed. By joining us, you will support us to achieve more and, in turn, we’ll help you to achieve your career potential.

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