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Become part of the digital business revolution and join our community of Associate members

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Now more than ever, connectivity is the most powerful force in business - so join the global community as an IoD Associate Member.

Attend engaging webinars and virtual events wherever you are, or join one of our Special Interest Groups to offer insight, guidance and influence to help others and their businesses grow.

Keep up-to-date with full access to - providing news and inspiration from the brightest start-ups to world famous business leaders.

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Access our digital learning platform that puts you in control of your development on the go with the IoD Academy app and website.

Create your very own professional development plan using the IoD Academy’s self-assessment tool and enjoy unlimited access to bite-sized CPD content, articles, podcasts, webinars and videos all mapped to the IoD Director Competency Framework.

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The IoD is the UK's leading voice for directors and businesses, campaigning on a wide range of issues such as trade, skills, and corporate governance, sharing your concerns and celebrations and seeking the support you need as a director. 

We are in direct and constant contact with the UK Government and as an IoD member you have regular opportunities to influence these conversations.

We also offer full access to, including our digital business library and guides as well as our archive of research and reports.

Membership grades and criteria

IoD membership is open to anyone with senior-level responsibilities – you do not need to be a registered director or working in a commercial entity to be eligible for Associate status but only practicing directors can obtain Member and Fellow status of the IoD. For more information, please visit here.

Join as an Associate member today

To arrange a call back, please contact your local membership team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Key benefits

Unlimited 24/7 access to content on and the Digital Academy

Full access to, including our original factsheets and guides as well as our archive of research and reports

Invitations to webinars and virtual events open to Associates from your region and nationwide

Shape current and future business policy and have your opinion heard by UK government

Membership Fees

From just £17 per month.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are waiving our election fees to reduce the price of membership so you can still get the support you need from the IoD in these difficult times.

Membership fee Election fee Total
1 year £199 £125 £199
2 years £398 £62.50 £398
3 years £597 £0 £597

Membership fees are broken down into two parts: a one-off election fee and an annual subscription fee. A one- or two-year membership of the IoD will be subject to an election fee. Membership fees can be paid annually by credit card, debit card or direct debit.

If you would like an invoice for your fees or would like to pay by monthly direct debit please contact your local membership team.
You could also be entitled to a tax relief on your annual membership of up to £250. Read our FAQs for details.

Become a better director

Continually enhance your capabilities, and achieve your career goals when you join
our community of over 25,000 business leaders.

Make your membership work for you, no matter how or when you join
Be part the UK's leading organisation for directors and businesses
Achieve your full potential with the IoD Digital Academy and virtual learning options
See, hear and experience more, with access to virtual events and webinars
Get inspired with specialist advice and information on all key areas of business
Access our online business library and resources including guides and factsheets

Join as an Associate member today

To arrange a call back, please contact your local membership team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.