CIPFA Fellowship

Have you been a member for ten years or more? Apply to become a Fellow of the Institute.

This new enhanced membership status is open to CIPFA members of good standing with at least ten years' continuous service. Join an exclusive cohort of highly experienced public service finance professionals, signal your commitment to public services and enjoy privileged interaction with CIPFA and your peers. In recognition of professional seniority, those accepted will be entitled to use the designation FCPFA (Fellow Chartered Public Finance Accountant).

CIPFA Annual Fellowship Lecture

CIPFA Fellows were invited to CIPFA’s London headquarters at the close of 2016 for the inaugural CIPFA Fellows lecture. Chaired by CIPFA’s President Brian Roberts, Fellows enjoyed some fascinating political insights on Brexit thanks to award-winning journalist and political commentator Steve Richards.

Exclusive benefits include:

  • Enhancement of your professional status – CIPFA Fellowship demonstrates a high level of experience as a public finance professional and signals commitment to the profession.
  • Receive an engraved CIPFA Fellows Plaque and formal certification of your new status.
  • Exclusive invitations to Fellows' events including the Fellowship Annual Lecture – hosted by the President and featuring leading keynote speakers. A great opportunity to connect with your peers, make new connections and discuss emerging issues.  
  • Be part of our professional advocacy network, and influence developments in public finance by contributing to CIPFA consultations and policy discussions.

  • Receive an annual Fellows' Digest of the most significant articles from Public Money and Management, CIPFA's leading academic journal.

After successful application and payment of just £100, you will receive formal certification of your new status and full details of your special benefits. In future years this payment can be collected annually with your CIPFA membership renewal.