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Ways to pay

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Published: 28 Sep 2021

You can pay your CQI membership or IRCA certification fees by Direct Debit, Credit or Debit Card, by bank transfer or PayPal.

Paying your membership

There are a range of ways to pay:

1. By Direct Debit - a quick, trouble-free method that automatically renews your membership

Direct Debit payment is only available to our UK members and certain European members who can access SEPA, find out which European countries are eligible for SEPA payment. Simply log in to the Members’ Area. and set up a UK Direct Debit or Euro SEPA mandate in a few short steps.* 

*We reserve the right to update our exchange rate for members who pay through SEPA (Euro) direct debits.

2. By Credit or Debit Card

Pay your membership fee via the Members’ Area. on our website or by phone by calling us on +44 (0)20 7245 6866. You will receive a payment receipt within 24 hours (or 72 hours if paying over the weekend).

If you experience any difficulties paying by card in your Members Area, please take a screenshot of the error and email it to [email protected] for renewals and regrades and [email protected] for new members.

3. By bank transfer 

When paying by bank transfer please ensure you use your membership ID as the payment reference and share your proof of payment with us by email. Some banks will charge you a fee for paying by BACS, members are responsible for covering this fee and should take into consideration when submitting payment.

Account name: The Chartered Quality Institute
Account number: 00231866
Sort code: 30-98-97
Swift code: LOYDGB2L
IBAN number: GB18LOYD30989700231866
BIC code: LOYDGB21031
Bank address: Lloyds Bank plc, London Victoria branch, 98 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL

4. By PayPal 

Pay your membership fee via the Members’ Area.

1. Under the Members' Area menu, select 'My Payments', then 'Make a Payment'

2. Find your renewal invoice

3. Select the 'PayPal' option, and then 'Check Out with PayPal'

4. Sign into your PayPal account and select the account you wish to pay with

5. Select 'Complete purchase'

Thank you for your support.


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


The CQI no longer accepts cheques as payment for membership fees.

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