• Not currently working in PR but interested in the public relations profession.

Associate (ACIPR): open to UK or international PR professionals who:

Member (MCIPR): open to UK or international PR professionals who:

Fellow (FCIPR): by nomination only

  • Awarded by the Institute to existing Members (MCIPR) in recognition of a significant contribution to the Institute or the profession.

Student: open to students on a higher education course lasting at least 12 months

  • Student membership costs £38 per annum.
  • Student grade membership is not available to those studying a CIPR qualification. Those studying on a CIPR qualification are eligible for either Affiliate grade membership (UK candidates), or Global Affiliate grade membership (International candidates). Membership of the CIPR is not a requirement for those studying for a CIPR qualification.

Global Affiliate:

  • This is a non-professional online-only membership for non UK residents working in or interested in PR. It includes access to all our online resources and free membership of the CIPR International group. It does not include a membership certificate, designatory letters or logos, or accreditation opportunities.

What counts as public relations / communications experience?

If you are currently working in PR and have more than two years' experience in one of the related disciplines such as journalism or marketing, we accept that as “communications related experience”. Therefore we deem that you have worked in PR for more than two years and therefore qualify for Member (MCIPR) grade.