How to apply

It may also be useful to read blogs by Martin FleggLindsey ColumbellKatie Marlow and Rachel Miller  on how they prepared to become chartered.

Once you have completed this preparation, register for one of  the Chartership Assessment Days listed below. If you are unable to make any of these dates,  please complete the expression of interest form if you'd like 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.

In preparation for an Assessment Day, we hold 'How to #GetChartered' information 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 Information Sessions

Further session dates to be announced in due course

Chartership Assessment Days

  • Monday 20 November 2017, London BOOKING CLOSED
  • Friday 26 January 2018, Northern Ireland BOOK HERE
  • Monday 12 March 2018, London BOOK HERE
  • Friday 27 April 2018, Scotland BOOK HERE
  • Friday 22 June 2018, London BOOK HERE
  • Friday 29 June 2018, Manchester BOOK HERE
  • Monday 10 September 2018, London BOOK HERE
  • Friday 12 October 2018, Birmingham BOOK HERE
  • Friday 23 November 2018, London BOOK HERE

Click here to provisionally book a place on one of the dates above.

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.