How to apply

It may also be useful to read blogs by Lindsey Columbell and Katie Marlow who became chartered through the new route.

Once you have completed this preparation, choose a Chartership Assessment Day (details below) and complete the expression of interest form so we can get in touch at the appropriate time to give you priority booking when registrations open. 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.

In preparation for an Assessment Day, we hold 'How to #GetChartered' sessions across the UK. These sessions are led by members who have gone through the process themselves, describing their experience of becoming a Chartered PR Practitioner. They will offer advice on how to prepare for the day and ensure that your application is a success. Please see below for available sessions.

How to #GetChartered

Further session dates to be announced in due course

Chartership Assessment Days

Other dates will be added to the calendar for 2017.

What to expect on a Chartership Assessment Day

Details of the Assessment Day are contained in the Guidance for candidates applying for Chartership. On the morning of the Assessment Day candidates are divided into groups and over the course of the day each group will have three extended discussions which are based on, but not confined to, the materials we send you after you register. The discussions are led and monitored by an assessor, and they focus on three main areas - strategy, leadership and ethics. After these three extended discussions, the final session is a review of 2-year CPD plans.