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Joining the Compulsory Purchase Association

Click here on why become a member?

embers 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:

– Open to any professional person who has an interest, and practices, in CPO work.  See the Constitution for the full definition.  

£60 +VAT per member.

Corporate – Open to public sector organisations - see the categories listed below in the form.  The Constitution defines corporate.  
Corporate membership fees are £45 + VAT per member. This is a standardised corporate membership fee, regardless of the number of members within a company.
Student – Open to students in education & not employed full time.  
N.B Students will be automatically enrolled onto the Young CPA
Honorary - Is awarded by the National Committee, and this form is not applicable.

There are three steps to becoming a member of the CPA.
  1. Read the Constitution click here for the articles of association
  2. Read the Rules click here for the rules
  3. Complete the member application form below
or download a paper version click here and post.

If you have any problems
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Contact Details
Handbook Details
 Name, qualifications and professional association
 Organisation address
 Telephone no:
Your Professional Background
You must belong to a professional body as listed, or an appropriate alternative or a land referencer
 Law Society
 the Bar
Type of Membership
Young CPA criteria - 35 years old or less, having less than 10 years professional experience
If a Student
If Corporate
Each corporate member needs to complete this form, in full
 Central Government
 Local Government
 Regional Agency
 Statutory Undertaker
 Statutory Agency
 Public Trust
 Higher Educational Body
General Questions
Payment Options

  • The membership year is 1 January to 31 December.
  • Any person joining the CPA or paying their subscription after 1 August in any given year will not be eligible to take part in the Committee 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.
  • All subscriptions shall be paid by cheque or BACS
  • The application process usually has a three week turn around time. If you do not recieve confirmation within three weeks please ring the CPA office on 01189873345.
  • Your membership is not activated until Payment has been received.
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