Membership fees

Which Membership Category do you qualify for

Important information regarding 2016 rates

Fees have now been set for 2016. Please consult the table below.


 Not including Branch fees

 Annual Fees (1)

 Annual Fees (2)

 Annual Fees (3)


Standard Fees 2016 Rates

Early Payment
2016 rates

 With Direct Debit Discount
2016 rates

Full Membership




Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner (addn. fee)




Associate Membership




Retired Membership




Affiliate Membership




Student Membership




Branch Fees

NB. Branch fees are collected nationally. Individual invoices will contain this extra amount where applicable. Current fees vary but in brief, for Full Members these are Greater London £8.00, South Eastern £11.00, Midland, Yorkshire and the Humber, North Eastern, Scotland, South East Midlands Northern Ireland and Welsh £5.00. Southern, South Western, North Western and East Midlands, £zero. Also a charge of £10.00 will be included for members of the Business Members Group.

Cheque/card payments 

(1) and (2), Please make cheques payable to “The Chartered Trading Standards Institute”

(2) For Card, Cheque or Cash payments you must pay by 29 February 2016 to qualify for the discount.  For Credit card payments, please return the completed Credit Card Authorisation even if you paid by this method last year.

Direct Debits

(3) For new payments by Annual, Quarterly or Monthly Direct Debit the form must be received by 29 February 2016 to receive the direct debit discount. If you paid by this method last year, your discounts will automatically be given. Direct Debit payments will continue to be collected by the Trading Standards Institute. No changes required to existing mandates.

Representative Example: Monthly Direct Debit. 0% APR Representative. Full Membership subscription £107.00,1 payment of £8.99 and 11 payments of £8.91 thereafter per month. Total amount payable £106.00.  For further information and finance terms please contact CTSI, 1 Sylvan Court, Sylvan Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon. SS15 6TH.


Student membership is for those who are working towards their trading standards qualifications at CSCATS level.

If you are in full time education you are deemed a free student member.

Any queries resulting from this information should be directed to contact Member Services, on  01268 582 200 or via e-mail