Management professionals

Join CIMSPA for support to achieve your personal career goals and a pathway to chartered status. CIMSPA membership is the hallmark of a qualified sport and physical activity professional – giving you the guidance and recognition to demonstrate your excellence to employers.

Membership benefits

  • Pathway to chartered status.
  • Your entry in the CIMSPA membership directory – a statement to employers and the public of your professionalism.
  • Your verified online profile, shareable with employers and customers.
  • CIMSPA Academy – access to FREE endorsed CPD eLearning.
  • Recognition and status – you are a member of the sector’s only chartered professional body.
  • Record of professional development – share your status with employers and customers.
  • Post-nominal letters – MCIMSPA.
  • The right to use our personal membership logos.
  • Print copy of S&PA Professional, the quarterly CIMSPA magazine and access to our digital archive.
  • CIMSPA member bulletin – curated selection of guidance, useful resources and news.
  • S&PA Extra – our magazine’s monthly digital newsletter.
  • Sector job vacancy information.

Membership fees

£140 per year (inc VAT).

Membership requirements

All members are subject to the CIMSPA member code of conduct. Most membership categories require annual CPD.

Membership application

Step 1 - Preparing for the membership application

Before beginning the membership sign up process please ensure you have access to:
  • Your email.
  • A copy of your certificates, awards, degrees, and/or CPD.
  • A debit or credit card.
For the simplest sign up experience we recommend using a laptop, desktop or tablet.

Step 2 - Sign Up

  • Once you have identified a membership category and read the membership category eligibility criteria please create an account on Tahdah.
  • If you have previously been or are currently a CIMSPA member please select the click ‘Yes’.
  • If this is the first time you are applying to become a CIMSPA member please click ‘No’.
  • You will need to enter your details into the ‘Sign Up’ section and if you have previously used the Tahdah platform with another membership body you will need to enter in your Existing Candidate ID.

Step 3 - Receive a verification email and follow the instructions

  • Once you have received the verification email please follow the instructions and click on the link to verify your account.

Step 4 - Welcome to your profile membership home page

  • You will then be directed to your profile membership home page. From here you can continue your membership application by clicking on the ‘join now’ or the ‘membership’ tab.
  • Once here you will be guided through filling in your remaining details, selecting the right membership category and type, filling in prerequisites for qualifications and CPD, email preferences and payment options.

Step 5 - CIMSPA will review the application and approve it via email

  • Once your application has been completed it will be reviewed and approved by the CIMSPA Client Engagement Team.

Join CIMSPA today
For further information on completing your account and starting your membership application please see the user guide below.

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