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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’.

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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.
  • Create an online profile that lists your qualifications and professional development, which can be shared with potential employers and customers.
  • Enhance your career prospects - many of our employer partners commit to only employing CIMSPA members.
  • Access FREE endorsed CPD eLearning with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • Gain discounts on endorsed qualifications and CPD from a range of training providers.
  • Eligible practitioner categories have access to the UK Coaching Learning and Development platform, with exclusive resources such as tips, guides, videos and webinars.*
  • Be at the forefront of the sector with the very latest sector news, guidance and resources.
  • Receive S&PA Extra and S&PA Professional - CIMSPA’s monthly and quarterly digital newsletter and magazines.
  • Receive sector job opportunity information.

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  • 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 with other members at our professional development boards and consultations
  • Take part in focus groups and committees to help shape the sector’s future.

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  • 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.

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Our supplier partners are carefully selected, providing discounts, offers and rewards across every aspect of your professional life:
  • Work and business.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Insurance.
  • Travel.
  • Financial 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.

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Not a CIMSPA member? Join today to gain recognition of your professional status, achieve your career ambitions and access our range of member benefits.

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