BDA Membership Fees

BDA membership costs full member dietitians just £25 per month but is worth over £1,600 a year 

You can join any of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) annual memberships simply and easily online at any point in the year. 95% of members choose to pay by the cheaper and easier direct debit payment method. 

BDA Membership Subscriptions 2019/20

BDA Membership
Direct Debit
x1 single payment

Direct Debit
*12 equal instalments

Card / Cheque
**Includes admin charge
Full - UK £301.25 £25.65 £311.75
Full - Overseas £361.75 £30.60 £372.50

Associate- Dietetic Support worker NHS band 5 or above

£151.25 £13 £163.75
Associate - Dietetic Support Worker, NHS Band 4 or below £102.75 £9 £108.75
Associate- SENr registrants
£145 N/A £145
Student 1st year free, other years £37.50 N/A £37.50
Affiliate - UK £151.25 £13 £163.75
Affiliate - Overseas £211.75 £18 £224.50
International £209.50 £17.60 £221
Alliance £151.25 £13 £163.75
Options below are available to existing full members only
Non-Practising UK £102.75 £9 £109.50
Non-Practising Overseas £163.50 £14 £170
Retired UK £102.75 £9 £109.50
Retired Overseas £163.50 £14 £170
NEW Parental Leave Rate
£151.50 £12.75 £151.50

*All BDA memberships are for one calendar year. Spreading your annual membership over 12 equal direct debit instalments is not a monthly membership, all 12 instalments are due.

**There is an additional small administration fee for choosing to pay by card or cheque.


The BDA accepts payment via direct debit (UK bank accounts only), or by credit or debit card. The direct debit payment option, selected by 95% of members, is the easier and slightly cheaper option. To enable members to spread the annual cost throughout the year, we provide the option of direct debit instalments, of which 12 are due. 

We contact our members well in advance to inform them we will be renewing their membership automatically (unless they inform us otherwise), to ensure no members lapse and to avoid their vital professional indemnity insurance or trade union cover becoming invalid. 

Reclaim tax on your previous subscription fees

Members subscriptions are allowable against tax. The previous subscription rates are available to BDA members to aid this and reclaim tax on their BDA, any Specialist Group and/or HCPC fees.

Direct Debit

95% of our members choose to pay their annual subscription by direct debit, as its easier and cheaper. If you choose to make your direct debit monthly installments as opposed to a one-off payment, please note, this is not a monthly membership, as all BDA subscriptions are for a full calendar year, commencing the month you join.

Please remember that if you cancel your direct debit halfway through the year, or we are unable to collect your monthly instalment, the BDA will be charged by your bank, and you will be expected to pay the balance of your subscription for that year. 

N.B. Direct debits can only be set up on UK bank accounts.

Debit or Credit Card Payments

We would encourage members to pay via direct debit, BACS or card payment via the online payment system.

N.B. There is an additional small administration fee for paying by card.