Membership benefits

The advantages of TSI membership are equal to those of other leading professional and trade associations:

  • free full delegate pass to CTSI's annual trading standards conference and exhibition, the leading consumer affairs and trading standards event in the Europe, worth more than £380 plus VAT
  • sustain and prove your competency through our free CPPD scheme (normally £120 plus VAT at the applicable rate per annum, for non-members)
  • access to discounted TSQF, portfolio submissions, and exam entries fees, helping you save while you further your career
  • a free copy of our monthly digital publication TS Today, packed with useful information, case studies and legal articles
  • Free copy of TS Review quarterly journal with regular columnist Matt Allwright, in focus interviews, academic research and great infographics -includes free CPPD training section
  • Regular emails of our e-magazine TS Update with regular updates on policy, regulation and consultations
  • the opportunity to contribute to a nationally and internationally respected voice, addressing Government and other relevant authorities, concerning members' professional interests and concerns in respect of trading standards issues
  • the opportunity for specialist training and further study through discounted CTSI seminars and courses as well as CTSI sponsored research programmes in areas of special interest
  • we provide access to specialist advice and support through our network of over 50 specialist lead officers
  • the fellowship and support of colleagues with like interests and aims, training and qualifications
  • the sharing of accumulated knowledge and experience for the benefit of individual members and the profession as a whole
  • a long established code of professional conduct, carefully formulated to ensure that members maintain the strict standards of professional conduct and discipline essential to their highly responsible public role
  • access to a secure website for members' use only, which includes 'Your Forum' to discuss the latest issues within trading standards
  • A network of 13 regional Branches throughout the UK, offering training days and excellent networking opportunities in your area
  • access to Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner – your opportunity to gain a nationally recognised status giving the high levels of assurance being required by government, national regulators and business
  • we have one of the lowest, best value membership rates of any professional Institute, with a range of payment options available.

  • And more

  • claim up to 40% tax relief on your membership fees and Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner registration fee. (dependant on your tax contribution)
  • Perkins Slade offer an exclusive personal indemnity and liability scheme to all CTSI Members as well as discounted household insurance.