Members are welcomed from the diverse range of professionals who are involved in CPO work. The CPA is a membership organisation and does not accredit competency, experience or knowledge.The CPA has 4 membership groups:
The application process usually has a three week turn around time. During this time, you will be treated as a provisional member, with no voting or member privileges being bestowed.
If you do not receive confirmation within three weeks please ring the CPA office on 0118 987 3345.
By submitting your membership application, and when you membership is accepted, you shall be liable for the membership fee. Whilst your employer may pay it, you are liable for such payments.
The date of joining is when we write to confirm acceptance. But, you will not be eligible to vote or take up member privileges until your membership is paid in full. All subscriptions shall be paid by cheque or BACS
The membership year is 1 January to 31 December.
Any person joining the CPA or paying their annual subscription after 1 August will not be eligible to take part in the Board elections for that year.
Prospective members joining after 10 October will be invited to become members from 1 January, effectively providing a 14 and a half month membership year.
By joining the CPA, you form a contractual relationship with the Association. In respect of GDPR regulations, we are holding and processing data lawfully using the contractual basis (GDPR Article 6). It is your responsibility to advise of any errors, omissions and updates required to maintain contact with you. The CPA shall provide the following services to members; member services, communicating CPO and CPA news as we deem appropriate.
We endorse this fundamental principle, but its incongruous for a member to be forgotten. To do so means we cannot provide membership services. Therefore, if a member exercises this right, we will process this request as a cancellation of membership.
Anyone retiring part way through the year of membership will not be entitled to any refund for unused membership.