Join Pipa

Become a PIPA Member

PIPA is a professional accreditation association with an associated Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points system of membership.

New members initially join as an associate member, with the option to apply for a higher level (full or fellow membership) depending on their role and experience via our CPD points system. The different levels demonstrate our members’ training and experience as they progress through their careers.

PIPA membership is a personal membership and it stays with you throughout your career. We do not offer group / company membership and membership is not transferable.

Benefits of joining PIPA

  • Professional accreditation
  • PIPA’s journal, PIPELINE – published three times a year.
  • Guidance – we provide professional guidance, resources and standards for medical information, pharmacovigilance and Code compliance.
  • Training – we offer face-to-face and online training courses.
  • Forums – we offer several face-to-face forums a year to discuss topical issues.
  • Discussion Forums – our online discussion forums allow members to anonymously pose questions about Code, Compliance, MI and PV topics to the PIPA Committee and wider PIPA membership for their input.
  • Webinars – we host monthly webinars each year that are free to members.
  • Conference and networking – we run an annual conference to give members the opportunity to learn, network and exchange ideas.

Your PIPA membership is activated once receipt of the new member fee has been confirmed. If you pay online at the point of registration your membership is active immediately; if you select to pay by invoice then activation will be delayed until the invoice has been paid.

As PIPA is registered as a not-for-profit association with HMRC, PIPA can only make its courses and annual conference available to current members.

Select one of the following membership types to join PIPA:


Full Associate Membership

Full Annual UK Membership: £99.00
Full Annual Overseas Membership: £110.00 (payable in Pounds Sterling)

Single Month Membership

We offer single month membership to enable non-members to subscribe to just one of our online training courses.

Single month membership does not provide access to multiple online courses, our face-to-face courses, webinars,  conference or grant access to the member areas of the PIPA website including guidance documents etc.

Single Month Membership Fee: £25.00

To apply please contact with your contact and billing details plus the name of the online course you wish to take. You will be sent an invoice combining the month membership fee and the online course fee. Once payment of the invoice has been confirmed you will be emailed login details to take the course. You will then have one month in which to complete the course and we do not provide extensions to the date should you not complete the course during this time.

Student Membership

We offer discounted annual membership to students in full-time education and who are working towards obtaining a scientific or healthcare qualification that would be of benefit towards pursuing a future career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Many of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world have employees who are members of PIPA.

Student Membership Fees:

Student UK Membership: £40.00

Student Overseas Membership: £50.00 (payable in Pounds Sterling)

Student Member Application Process

To apply for membership you have to provide documentation that you are in full time education and studying a subject at BSc level or above (e.g. MSc, PhD) that is of relevance to a future career in either the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries. Please fill out the joining form and email it, along with a scan of supporting documentation to prove you are in full-time education, to for consideration. If approved, you will be invited to complete the new membership registration process. Your membership will be renewable annually until completion of your course, when your membership will be upgraded to associate member.

Acceptable documents to demonstrate that you are in full-time education include:

  • Your formal letter of acceptance
  • Student grant letter

Please note we will not accept student cards as proof of full-time education. Please email Sharon Braithwaite at if you have any queries regarding the student membership application process.


Retired Membership

We offer a discounted annual membership to former PIPA members who have retired from their career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Retired Membership Fees:

UK: £40.00

OVERSEAS: £50.00 (payable in Pounds Sterling)

Retired Member Application Process

To apply for retired membership status, please contact who can change your current membership status.