Chartered Institute of Public Relations

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 (discount 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.

Your CIPR membership fee is tax deductible if you pay it yourself. For more information, see Tax relief for professional fees and subscriptions on the HMRC website.

Annual subscriptions

GradeUKUK (direct debit)Overseas
Global Affiliate£83

Student: student membership is free to those studying a CIPR-recognised degree course. Students on other courses pay £35 for membership to 30 September 2014.

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.

Are you a police or government communicator?

The CIPR has partnered with GCN (Government Communications Network) and APComm (the Association of Police Communicators) to offer their members a significantly subsidised CIPR membership subscription.

GCN members: visit the GCN website to access the application form. If you are already a member you can transfer to the GCN rate at your next renewal date - just complete the renewal form. You will find both forms on the GCN website under the professional development tab.

Police communicators: if your Force is an APComm member, visit the APComm website to download an application or renewal form. If you are already a member you can transfer to the APComm rate at your next renewal date.

Contact the Institute's membership team at with any queries on either of these special rates.

Join as a group and save at least £165

If at least three people from the same organisation join at the same time, the admission fee is waived, saving at least £165 per group. To qualify, group membership applications should be sent to the CIPR in one envelope clearly marked 'Group Membership.' Membership is still awarded on an individual basis under this scheme.

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.