CIMSPA membership benefits

The CIMSPA member benefits programme brings to life the true value of what it means to be a CIMSPA member. In line with the way CIMSPA operates, benefits are led by members, reviewed continually, and updated regularly. Your career progression is recognised with greater benefits unlocked as you enhance your professional status. By continuing to listen to members closely we are confident that we have made no assumptions and that all benefits are relevant, valued and needed.

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.

*Access to the UK Coaching Learning and Development platform is available to the following Practitioner membership categories: Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor, Group Exercise, Exercise Referral, Swimming Teach, Yoga Instructor Associate, Pilates Instructor Associate, Coach, Coaching Assistant and Senior Activity and Health.

Additional benefits

Join the best in the sector and become a CIMSPA member today to access these discounts and start your career journey.

Become a CIMSPA member

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