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?

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 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.

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.

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 Coaching online Learning and Development platform with exclusive resources such as tips, guides, videos and webinars.

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 are 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.

Our members are representatives of a professional sector that is comitted to delivering best practice and is confident in its ability to bring the value of sport and physical activity to the widest possible audience. As a member, CIMSPA will support you and your work 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; we act on the issues that matter to you and work to achieve change where it is most needed. By joining us, you will support us to achieve more and in turn, we can help you to achieve your career potential.

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

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