CPA Membership Information

The CPA welcomes new Members, now in it's 80th year.

CPA’s Membership benefits and services are detailed in the application form. The subscription year commences on 1 July. New Members joining during a subscription year will pay pro rata, starting from 1 August each year. A subscription to CPA’s business and membership service is based on the organisation’s total annual turnover (not just the plant-hire turnover).

There are eight levels of subscription, dependant as stated on annual turnover, as listed in the Subscription Prices form. There is a further corporate single fee subscription for non-plant hire organisations. If you would like to become a Member of the CPA, please either complete the online form below or download and complete the Application Form and either post it or email it to us at the address below.

We will process your application as quickly as possible. This process will commence once we have received all the necessary information from the required references. For further support and advice, please contact us as below.

CPA Rules 

By joining the CPA, your company agrees to abide by the rules of the Association. The CPA rules can be downloaded from the carousel.

CPA Member References

Membership is confined to businesses of good standing. In order to fast track your application the Association requires that each application be supported by two CPA members in your area. Please provide details of two local CPA members whose Principal will support your Membership application. You do not necessarily need to have a trading relationship with either but will be known to them. (In certain circumstances we do also accept two Trade References if a company is unable to provide references from other CPA members).


CPA Rules

By joining the CPA, your company agrees to abide by the rules of the Association. To download th... read more

Download - CPA Rules

CPA Membership Application Form

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Download - CPA Membership Application Form

Entrance Deposit and Administration Fee

To process your application we require payment of £160.00 (which is an Entrance Deposit of £100.00 and £50.00 plus VAT Administration Fee).  Please use the basket below to pay the £160.00 by Sagepay.

In addition to this, on acceptance into Membership an invoice for your membership subscription will be raised.  

Membership Application Fee


Apply for CPA Membership

Alternatively, you can download a hardcopy of the CPA Membership Application Form in the section above.

Click here to complete the Online CPA Membership Application Form

CPA's Data Protection Statement for New Members

By applying to become a CPA Member, you grant us permission to hold your data which will be held in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. The CPA only use the data for membership purposes and does not and will not disseminate any data externally unless legally required to do so. The CPA does not carry out the practice of disseminating any form of unsolicited marketing material. For further information about the CPA’s Data Protection policy, please go to