Membership fees

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is by annual subscription. You can save £20 on the annual subscription if you pay by direct debit. Note: This discount is available to UK-based Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows paying a full-rate subscription only.

The membership subscription is an annual fee and is non-refundable once membership has been activated.

Annual subscriptions

GradeUKUK (direct debit)Overseas
Global Affiliate £83
StudentStudent membership is free to those studying a CIPR-recognised degree course. Students on other courses pay £35 for membership to 30 September 2015.

Admission fee

All new members (except Student and Global Affiliate) pay a one-off admission fee of £55 on joining. This joining fee is non-refundable.

More than two of you?

If at least three people from the same organisation join at the same time we will waive the £55 joining fee, saving at least £165 (three payments of £55). Membership applications should be sent to the CIPR in one envelope and each application should carry the promotion code 'CIPR3'. Membership is still awarded on a individual basis. This offer applies to new members only.

More than 10 of you? If you are joining or renewing at least 10 individuals from the same organisation, please email to discuss our bespoke memberships scheme.

Payment breaks and discounts

We aim to support our members throughout their careers and across career breaks. We offer a range of membership payment plans designed to help existing members keep up their membership and accreditations during maternity, paternity or adoption leave, part-time working, unemployment and retirement. If you are an existing member, please contact the membership team to discuss your membership options.

Tax relief

Your membership subscription is tax deductible if you pay it yourself. Include your membership subscription in your annual tax return or write to your tax office with details of your subscription so that your tax code can be adjusted.

iprovision voluntary contributions

iprovision is the CIPR's benevolent fund, meeting the needs of those members who are seriously ill, experiencing hardship or without work. Members are asked each year if they would like to pay an additional discretionary payment of £10 towards the Institute's benevolent fund. Members receiving support from iprovision, the CIPR's benevolent fund, are exempt from the membership fee. To request support from iprovision, please email All communication is treated confidentially.