A career partner for life.

Whether you are just starting out in public relations and communications or you're an experienced professional navigating fresh challenges and this new world of work, CIPR membership helps you to stand out from the crowd and keep up with our changing profession.

When you join us, you gain a career partner for life. With our support and the backing of a like-minded community of nearly 11,000 PR professionals around the world, you can take your career in any direction you choose.

There are so many reasons to join. Give your CV an edge, prove you're ready for that promotion, or boost your confidence with free training and resources. Whatever your career goals, we will give you the knowledge, tools and connections to do the very best job you can for your employer and your clients - now and in the future.

look what you get with membership

boosted credibility

Use your member letters on your CV, social media profiles and email signature to show clients and employers you are a PR professional who can be trusted and relied upon.

your own support network

Be part of a community of nearly 11,000 PR professionals and network with like-minded practitioners across 26 regional, national, international and special interest groups.

Event access

Attend unlimited in-person and virtual low-cost and no-cost events for members across the CIPR network all year round.


Receive free training worth up to £500+VAT on ethics and EDI* and make big savings on our virtual, in-person and on-demand training courses.

Flexible learning

Learn on your own terms 365 days a year with CIPR CPD. Explore hundreds of free development activities including webinars, podcasts, skills guides and more.


Take part in two CPD cycles to earn Accredited PR Practitioner status and start your journey to become Chartered.

Influence online

Enjoy exclusive access to weekly long-read articles and interviews, written by leading journalists, on the topics that matter to PR professionals. These are in addition to our blend of thought leadership blogs and reviews created by PR practitioners and communicators.

Mental health and wellbeing support

Speak to BACP registered counsellors 24/7 with the Health Assured Mental Health Hotline and access wellbeing tools, videos, mini health checks and more on the My Healthy Advantage App.

Compare the different grades of membership

Compare our different grades of membership.

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Ready to join?

There is no joining fee and you can spread the cost with 12 payments of less than £20 per month.*

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Membership benefits

We provide our members with all round career support. Discover the benefits.

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Membership grades

We have six member grades to reflect your professional experience.

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Fees and payment

Find out how much membership costs and how you can pay.

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Get tax relief on your membership fee. HMRC will deduct this from your taxable income if you pay for it yourself.

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Team of five or more? Corporate Affiliate is our corporate membership scheme. 

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Make a membership plan. CIPR Fellow Laura Sutherland on getting the most from your new membership.

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"My membership is a powerful commitment to professional development. As part of a community striving for excellence, I can show the value I bring as a communicator in my working life."Robert Okunnu Chart.PR MCIPR