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CQI Fees

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Our current application fees, annual membership fees and regrade fees for CQI membership.

CQI membership application fees and annual membership fees

The CQI membership cycle starts in January each year. New members can join at any point in the year and fees will be adjusted accordingly (see First year membership fee).

Please note that for memberships offered from October, your annual membership fee will include your renewal fee, giving you membership until the end of the following year.

New applicants

Existing member

Grade Application Fee* First year membership fee (1 Oct – 31 Dec 2023) Total fee payable Annual Membership fee (Jan – Dec 2024)
Student (for people studying a CQI qualification) Free


£65 £52
Affiliate £40



Practitioner £57 £217


Chartered Quality Professional - Member £87 £258


Chartered Quality Professional – Fellow Existing members only N.A. N.A. £243
Retired Member Existing members only N.A. N.A. £55 (On completion of CQI concessionary fee application form below)

* New applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. If successful in your application you will be invoiced for your first year annual fee. First year membership fees will be dependent on the month you join. Application fees are one-off non-refundable payments.


Renewal fees (Existing members)

Existing CQI members pay an annual fee to retain their membership. The CQI renewal cycle runs from January to December each year and the payment deadline is 31 December.

Grade 2023 annual fee (Jan-Dec 2023)
Student £52
Affiliate £137
Practitioner £167
Member £198
Fellow £231
Retired £52

Regrade fees (Existing members)

Existing CQI members can advance to a higher membership grade at any time, providing that you meet the requirements. Find out how to upgrade your membership here.

* Regrade fees are one-off non-refundable payments

** Please note that renewal fees are still applicable and will be required to maintain your membership.

Grade you're advancing to Regrade fee*
Practitioner  £42
Chartered Quality Professional – Member £69
Chartered Quality Professional – Fellow £97

Rejoining fee

If you have been out of membership for at least one calendar year and wish to rejoin the CQI, you may be required to pay a £50 administrative charge in addition to the membership fee. Find out how to rejoin here.


As a registered charity (259678) the CQI does not charge VAT on its application/regrade/annual fees. VAT registration No: 805 1202 83

*Application and regrade fees are one-off non-refundable payments that cover our administrative and assessor costs.

CQI discounted fees

If your employment circumstances have changed or you’re experiencing financial hardship, please click the link below, so we can discuss how we can support you.

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