Becoming an Accredited Member of the IPA (MIPA) is the advertising industry's most visible, robust badge of professionalism. It's designed to put you on the same footing as architects, engineers and lawyers. And it's recognised and respected by clients, employers, headhunters and peers.
It takes three years to become a Personal Member of the IPA (MIPA), but the rewards are more than worth it. Especially if you looking for a promotion or change of direction. The specialist skills and experience you’ll gain as a MIPA will help you achieve your career goals sooner.
As a personal member of the IPA, you can use the initials MIPA after your name. Initials that are increasingly recognised within the advertising and marketing industry and which will identify you as an advertising professional. We’ll help you promote yourself too by publishing your profile on our website.
You can save money as you continue your professional development with the IPA. Keep your skills up to date with IPA courses and qualifications at a discounted rate and log all your learning in your IPA CPD diary. You’ll enjoy member rates when you download case studies and publications and Trend Reports are free to download.
As a MIPA you’ll become part of an exclusive network of advertising professionals and can join MIPA Connect where you can share content and discuss the latest industry activity with other MIPA, attend IPA events at member rates and look forward to being invited to events only for MIPAs.
To begin your journey to become an Accredited MIPA, just follow our simple qualifications-based programme of learning. You'll need to have accumulated 5 stars of accredited training, plus CPD compliance, in each of the previous 3 years.
If you’re in an IPA agency you can access all IPA courses and qualifications and your CPD log. So all you need to do is:
If you’re not in an IPA agency, you'll need to join the MIPA Pathway before you can do any of the above. To join, simply pay £600 +VAT to gain access to member rates for 3 years to all the courses and qualifications you'll need to become a MIPA. You'll also be able to use our online CPD diary.
If you’re in an IPA agency, just record at least 24 hours of eligible learning each year to retain your accredited status.
If you’re not in an IPA agency, you'll need to pay £200+VAT annually to gain access to member rates so that you can record at least 24 hours of eligible learning each year.