Membership fee

Membership fee

The standard membership subscription in 2021 is EUR 28 per month (EUR 336 per year). Membership of The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO is included.

The membership fee is fully tax deductible. SAVAL informs the tax authorities directly of each member's individual payments.

Other memberships and subscription rates

Self-employed member

For self-employed the monthly subscription fee is EUR 19 (EUR 228 per year). This does not include the membership in unemployment benefit fund.

Student member

A student who is studying the first coaching related degree can be a student member. The monthly subscription fee is EUR 60 per year. With the membership of unemployment benefit fund the membership fee for student member is EUR 126 per year.

Membership in abeyance

A member who is temporarily living abroad and no longer covered by the social insurance system of Finland may continue with SAVAL membership in abeyance for a membership fee of EUR 48 per year. Members in abeyance may approach SAVAL for advice and guidance, and receive the Valmentaja magazine at a designated home address abroad. Membership in abeyance does not include membership of the unemployment fund. Please contact the SAVAL office if you would like to place your membership in abeyance.

Retired member

Member who has permanently ceased working, for example due to retirement on unemployment or old-age pension, may remain in the union as retired member of SAVAL.

A retired member retains nearly the same benefits as a regular member. Retired members are no longer enrolled in the unemployment fund, legal advice on employment and liability and legal aid insurance. The If Leisure time accident and travel insurance included in membership remains in force until the end of the year when the member reaches the age of 68 years (coverage for members living permanently in Finland for more than 6 months of the calendar year). The annual membership fee for a retired member in 2020 is EUR 84, invoiced in a single instalment. Please contact the SAVAL office if you would like to place you membership in retired member.


For new members the standard method of payment is 1 or 4 invoices per year based on the selection in the application form. An invoice will be sent to your home address.


Paying an e-invoice is easy. You receive invoices in Netbank. All you have to do is check the invoice information and confirm it. Make an agreement on e-invoice in your Netbank.

Special membership subscription rates

The membership subscription may be reduced on application if the member has no earnings or equivalent compensation, for example due to unemployment, family leave, job alternation leave, studies or long-term sick leave. The reduced monthly fee is EUR 15. Membership subscription reductions may be granted for periods of not less than three full calendar months. E-mail for a discretionary subscription rate application form.

Membership card

Your current SAVAL membership card is valid until April 2021. Keep it with you at all times, as you can display it to claim various member benefits and it also serves as an insurance card on holiday trips. The card also specifies the membership number that you need when logging into SAVAL member services online.

Membership register

Be sure to notify us at once of any changes in your workplace or contact details. You can notify changes through our website, by e-mail or tel. +358 9 2510 1370.

The details recorded in the membership register include:

  • surname and first name(s)
  • identity number
  • home address
  • telephone number
  • e-mail address
  • job title and status
  • education
  • employer, business sector and address of establishment
  • method of payment
  • account number for membership fees paid by e-invoicing

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