Chartered Public Relations Practitioner

The CIPR's Royal Charter includes the power to grant the status of Chartered Public Relations Practitioner to individuals who meet the required standard of professional distinction.

While chartered status is already the norm in older professions, it is still relatively new in public relations. However we are on the way to becoming a chartered profession and we would like you to be part of that future.

Chartered status represents the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity. As well as reflecting your breadth of experience and achievements, it shows that you keep pace in a fast-moving profession, updating your knowledge and skills through CPD.

A gallery of our Chartered PR Practitioners can be found here.

Benefits of attaining chartered status

  • Demonstrate to your peers that you have met the rigorous criteria set out for chartered status.
  • Enjoy greater influence within your organisation and in the profession.
  • Gain a professional competitive edge and enhance your career prospects.
  • Reassure prospective employers and clients that you practise to the highest standards.
  • Chartered Public Relations Practitioners are entitled to use the designation Chart.PR and a supporting logo

Are you eligible to apply?

If you are an MCIPR or FCIPR grade member and are registered on the CIPR CPD ladder, you can apply to become a Chartered PR Practitioner.

We will need evidence of your commitment to life-long learning, which can include CIPR CPD, CIPR Qualifications/Training, or other evidence of recent professional development in public relations. If you have not completed CIPR CPD or a CIPR Qualification/Training, please complete the Chartered Status Application form and upload supporting evidence of continuing professional development. This could include copies of certificates, a record of completing CPD under another scheme or proof of undertaken training.

We assess your skills, knowledge and experience in leadership, strategy and ethics. We recommend that you contact the CIPR to discuss the most appropriate time for you undertake an assessment day, if you are in any doubt.

Chartership Assessment Days

  • Friday 13 September 2019, London BOOK HERE- deadline to register is Friday 30 August
  • Friday 11 October 2019, Newcastle BOOK HERE- deadline to register is Friday 27 September
  • Monday 25 November 2019, London BOOK HERE- deadline to register is Monday 11 November

If you are unable to make any of these dates above,  please complete the expression of interest form to be informed of future dates. Registering for an Assessment Day costs £400 + VAT.

Once you have registered, you will be sent assessment questions and case studies, articles or other sources, around two weeks before the Assessment Day. They will form the initial basis of the group discussions which are the core part of the assessment process.

A Guide to chartered status

For further information about becoming a Chartered PR Practitioner, please read our Chartered Handbook.