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Apply for an IPA membership

Joining the IPA can be the first step in your insolvency career, a way to network with the profession, or a route to more involvement in how the professional is regulated or represented. Make your application today.


Which membership is right for you?


Open to anyone, whether looking to enter or to advance their career in insolvency practice or related business, financial, accounting or legal fields; or just interested in knowing more about insolvency.

For those who have passed the CPI, CPPI, or JIE, or are working in insolvency related fields, or who have made a contribution to the knowledge and practice of insolvency.

For those who are working in insolvency practice. If you are currently a Student or Affiliate Member please click here to apply.

For those who have been an Ordinary Member of the IPA for at least five years.

For partnerships, incorporated bodies or sole proprietorships engaged in insolvency practice.

For those who wish to apply for membership and an appointment or non appointment taking licence

For professionals who carry out fixed charge or Law of Property Act receivership work.

Contact our Membership team to receive your personal Membership fees quote.

Membership applications are considered by the IPA Regulation and Conduct Committee.


Retired Membership is for Members (Affiliate, Ordinary or Fellow) who have retired from insolvency practice or insolvency related work. Please contact us [email protected] to transfer your membership to Retired status.

Honorary Membership is for individuals deemed suitable and appropriate by the Board.