BDA Membership Fees

You can join the BDA simply and easily online at any point in the year. You can choose to either backdate your membership to the 1st of the month in which you are applying, or start your membership from the 1st of the following month.

Our Full Membership for HCPC registered dietitians is worth over £1,600 but costs just £24.75 per month (via 12 direct debit installments), so it’s no wonder we are continuing to grow our membership to almost 9,000 members in total, with 7,400 dietitians and 1,000 dietetic students.

BDA Membership Subscriptions 2017-18

BDA Membership
Direct Debit
*12 equal instalments
Direct Debit
Single payment
Card / Cheque
**Includes admin charge
Full - UK £24.75 £291 £301
Full - Surface mail or EU (Inc. ROI) £29 £339.50 £350.50
Full - Airmail £36.50 £435.50 £446.50
Associate - Dietetic Support worker NHS band 5 or above £12.50 £146 £158
Associate - Dietetic Support Worker, NHS Band 4 or below £8.50 £99.25 £105
Associate - SENr registrants (UK & International) N/A £140 £140
Student 1st year free, other years N/A £36 £36
Affiliate - UK £12.50 £146 £158
Affiliate (Intl Surface mail or EU) £16.50 £191 £202
Affiliate - Airmail £25 £294 £305.50
International £17 £202.25 £213.50
Alliance £12.50 £146 £158
Options below are available to existing full members only
Non-Practising UK £8.50 £99.25 £105.50
Non-Practising (Intl Surface mail or EU) £12.50 £142.50 £148.50
Non-Practising Airmail £21 £242.50 £248
Retired UK £8.50 £99.25 £105.50
Retired – Surface mail and Europe £12.50 £142.50 £149
Retired - Airmail £21 £242.50 £248

*The affordable option of spreading your annual membership cost over 12 equal monthly instalments is available at just a small amount more than choosing to pay by a one-off single direct debit payment
**There is an additional small administration fee for choosing to pay by card or cheque.


We've made membership fees more affordable by offering the option of paying via the cheaper and easier Direct Debit method.  This option makes your annual renewal much easier as we renew your membership for you automatically (unless you inform us otherwise). In addition, you can also spread the cost of your annual membership by choosing to pay by monthly direct debit at just a small amount more than by single payment.  Alternatively you can pay via credit or debit card, but this incurrs a small admin fee.

Previous subscription fees

Members subscriptions are allowable against tax. The previous subscription rates are available to BDA members to aid this.

Direct Debit

95% of our members choose to pay their annual subscription by direct debit, as its easier and over £10 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; however, should you prefer to pay by cheque, please make payable to The British Dietetic Association (BDA) and send to:

Crossleys & Co. The Accounts Dept, Star House, Star Hill, Rochester, Kent. ME1 1UX

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