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You can join any of our BDA annual memberships simply and easily online at any point in the year. 90% of members choose to pay by the cheaper and easier direct debit payment method.

BDA membership category

Direct debit (12 monthly instalments)

Direct debit (1 annual payment)

Debit/credit card

SENR Registrants (Sports Nutritionists)

£142.91

£137.91

£147.91

Graduate Registration

There is no assessment fee for a graduate application.

Annual BDA membership is payable at the SENR registrants' rate above.

Practitioner Registration

A portfolio assessment fee of £250 is payable.

Annual BDA membership is payable at the SENR registrants' rate above.

Academic Associate Registration

There is no assessment fee for an Academic Associate application.

Annual BDA membership is payable at the SENR registrants’ rate above.

Dietitians

If you are eligible for registration with the HCPC as a Dietitian through UK training and education, you must join the BDA as a Full Member.

Once you have joined the BDA as a Full Member, to become a SENR Registrant, you should prepare the documents required for the SENR category you wish to apply for (Graduate, Practitioner or Academic Associate), and contact senr@bda.uk.com to receive the next steps.

BDA membership category

Direct debit (12 monthly instalments)

Direct debit (1 annual payment)

Debit/credit card

Full Member (Dietitians)

£26.17

£307.30

£318.02

SENR Membership (Dietitians)

n/a

£40

£40

Membership payments

All BDA membership subscriptions are for a full 12 months. You can join simply and easily online at any point in the year, commencing the month you join. 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. Please note, this is not a monthly membership, as all BDA subscriptions are for a full calendar year.

Those who pay by direct debit, we contact well in advance to inform them we will be renewing their membership automatically each year (unless they inform us otherwise), to ensure no members lapse and to avoid their vital professional indemnity insurance or trade union cover becoming invalid. 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.

Registrants who do not pay their annual fees will be contacted on two occasions and then must be removed from the Register.