How to join

To start off the process of joining the CIPR, follow the steps below:

Select your membership grade

Select the membership grade that is appropriate for your level of PR experience and/or qualification. We can only admit you to membership at the correct grade, so please read through the entry criteria for each grade carefully. If you are unsure which grade is most suitable for you, email the CIPR membership team.

Complete your application

Complete and submit your application with payment for your admission fee (if applicable) and the first year's annual subscription:

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 an individual basis. This offer applies to new members only.

10 people or more? If you are joining or renewing at least 10 members from the same organisation, please contact to discuss our bespoke membership scheme.

Do you work in public affairs or lobbying?

The UK Public Affairs Council (UKPAC) maintains a register of those engaged in lobbying. If you meet UKPAC's definition of a lobbyist, it is a condition of CIPR membership that you register your details via the UKPAC website.

Activating your membership

Your application may take two to three weeks to process. We will email you to let you know when your membership has been awarded and activated and shortly after that you will receive your welcome pack.