The CIPR's Chartered Practitioner Scheme awards Chartered status on an individual basis to members who have completed a rigorous assessment of their professional expertise. It is not only a benchmark for those working at a senior level, but a 'gold standard' to which all PR practitioners should strive to reach.
Full Members and Fellows who are participating on our CPD scheme and who also have at least ten years' practitioner experience may start their application process at any time.
Once they have passed and completed all three assessment stages – a statement of experience,a 3,000 to 4,000 word paper and interview - participants may describe themselves as CIPR Chartered Practitioners.
By marking them out as practitioners at the top of the profession, this new status will not only benefit those who achieve it, but employers also will find it easier to recruit senior, experienced talent.
Are you eligible?
In order to be eligible, before making your application, you must:
- Already be a CIPR Member or Fellow of the CIPR. View How to join for more information.
- Participate in our CPD scheme. If you are not already on the scheme, join now.
- Have been working in a PR or communications role for at least ten years. If you have completed a CIPR or CAM Diploma or a recognised postgraduate qualification, you may apply after eight years (or nine years if you have completed a CIPR Certificate or recognised undergraduate qualification). View a list of recognised degree courses to check if your course was recognised whilst you were studying.
Apply for Chartered Practitioner status
Applications for each stage of the assessment process can now be made all year round. Stage 3 interview dates will be scheduled throughout the year.
Choose one of the following options:
- Start a new application at Stage 1
- I have completed Stage 1 and want to view the Stage 2 paper guidelines
- I have completed Stages 1 and 2, and would like to view Stage 3 interview dates and guidance.
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