Questions about your IDA membership and membership fee

What does it cost to be a member of IDA? Can I get a reduced membership fee? And how do I join and leave IDA? Get answers here.

What does it cost to become a member of IDA?

The price of an IDA membership varies from member to member. The membership fee is based on on your employment status and students pay a lower fee.

See the fee rates for IDA membership

What are my membership benefits at IDA?

Your IDA membership gives you access to a wide range of benefits - including:

  • You get legal advice on career-related matters.
  • You get access to professional networks, new knowledge and 3,000 events a year.
  • You get cheap insurance.
  • You get career advice and help with job searches, CVs and LinkedIn.
  • You get access to IDA's salary tools such as salary statistics and salary calculator, so you can negotiate the best salary.

As a member, you also get access to a wide range of cash benefits, where you get discounts on wine, food, experiences and services.

Read more about IDA's member benefits

How do I become a member of IDA?

To become a member of IDA, you must meet one of the criteria below:

  • You are studying or have studied a bachelor's or master's degree in a STEM subject
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of university education and currently work in a STEM role
  • You work at the same level as IDA's members, even if you do not have a university degree.

Are you unsure whether you meet the criteria for admission?

See the criteria for becoming a member of IDA

If you are not already a member of IDA, you can join now - and as an extra bonus you get three months' free trial membership.

Join IDA and get 3 months of free benefits

How do I pay my IDA membership fee?

You can sign up for automatic payment of your fees with Betalingsservice.

If you are not registered with Betalingsservice, your invoices from IDA will be sent to your e-Boks and you must remember to pay them yourself before the deadline.

How do I register for Betalingsservice (PBS)?

Betalingsservice is not available in English for the time being, but you can view IDA’s guide to setting up your bills for automatic payment in Betalingsservice.

View IDA’s guide to Betalingsservice

Please note that if you are a member of a professional network where you have to pay an annual fee, you must register your general membership fee and your professional network fee separately. You can do so via the links below.

Pay the IDA membership fee via

Pay the professional network fee via

When do I have to pay the fee?

You must pay your IDA membership fee every three months. The payment is collected at the beginning of February, May, August and November.

Student membership of IDA is paid half-yearly, with payment in May and November.

Can I pay the membership fee once a year?

If you want to pay annually, you must update your profile on My IDA.

Under Membership, click on 'Switch payment frequency'.

Please note that the change will apply from next January.

On the same page, you can change back to quarterly payment if you already pay annually.

It is not possible to pay your fees annually if you are unemployed.

Log in and update your profile on My IDA

My invoice has expired, what do I do?

You can still pay your invoice even though it has expired. Instead, you need to pay it via your bank using the bank payment slip on the invoice.

Can I have my fee for IDA reduced if I am unemployed, on parental leave, posted abroad, on early retirement, on pension, on military service or a member of another trade union?

As a member of IDA, you can get a reduced fee when you

  • are unemployed
  • are on parental leave (during the unemployment benefit period)
  • are posted abroad
  • are employed on local terms abroad
  • retire / go on early retirement (efterløn)
  • are doing military service
  • are a member of another trade union that has bargaining rights for you

If you are doing military service or are a member of another trade union, you must write to us with the following information:

  • When does the change apply from - and possibly when to?
  • If you are a member of another trade union, you have to state which trade union it is.

In all other cases, you can get your fee reduced by updating your profile My IDA in the box 'My situation has changed'.

All membership fee changes are effective from the first February, May, August or November after you have updated your profile.

If you are unemployed, note that you must update your profile before the start of each quarter of the year in order to continue to adjust your membership fee.

Log in to Mit IDA and correct your profile

I have changed my status to pay a reduced fee, why am I still being charged my "old" fee?

All fee changes are only effective from the next quarter (February, May, August or November) after you have updated your profile. Therefore, you may find that you are still charged for 'your old rate', even though you have reported the change.

Write to us here if you still experience the problem

I work temporarily in another Nordic country - can I keep my IDA membership?

IDA has entered into guest membership agreements with a number of foreign organisations. This means that you, as an IDA member, can get 3 years of free membership of an organisation in the country you work in, while you keep your membership with IDA.

You can become a guest member in one of these countries:

  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Australia

You retain your IDA membership and without extra payment you can get relevant services from the organisation in question. Similarly, IDA can have guest members from the other Nordic countries.

Read more about guest memberships

I can't log in to My IDA - what do I do?

If you have not been logged in before, click on "Create a user profile".

If you are already registered as a user, you must use your membership number and the email address you registered with as your username. If you use a different email address than the one we have registered, the system cannot recognise you.

If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the "Forgot password" link and receive an email with a link that you can use to create a personal password.

Do you want to change your email address or can't remember your membership number?

Contact IDA and get help logging in to My IDA

How do I cancel my IDA membership?

If you want to cancel your membership to IDA, you must complete an unsubscribe form on My IDA.

Log in to My IDA and cancel your membership

Do you have any further questions?

Find more answers and contact us here