Welcome to our new members: Jonathan Rennie, Jade Stowe, Nicole Bearne, Lara Ball, Melanie Green, Paul Morris, Dale Bihari, Jason Dempsey, Adam Durchslag, Asia Manzoor, Louise Kidd, Lucy Cook, Joanna Thorne, Elizabeth Muema, Ross MacDonald-Allan, Elaine Dick, Isabel Cockayne, Thomas Reeder, Mindy Daubeny, Margaret Webster, Bruce Gomeze, Genieve Crump, Scott Oakley, Kieran Lowe, Emily Pemberton, Catherine Priestley, Birte Sebastian, Sabine Jaccaud, Anna Drozd, Philippa Clothier, John Field, Evan Wiliams, Laura Childs, Leah Elston-Thompson, Kirsty Richmond, Darcy Lillie, Phoebe Campbell, Celia Knight, David Williams, Samuel Mohr, Kevin Winfield, Lilian Smit, Thomas Johnson, Amanda Parkinson and Matthew Copeman.

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To activate your new membership as quickly as possible, join online. We just need a few details and you can pay by credit or debit card. You'll have access to all of your member benefits on the next working day.

Alternatively, if you'd like to pay by invoice, we'll need you to print, complete and return a pdf application form. We'll process your application within 7 days and let you know when your membership is activated.

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Membership Grades

Save with tax relief

If you pay for your own membership and are a UK tax payer, you can save from 20% (basic rate tax) to 40% or more with tax relief. If your employer is paying, membership fees are a tax-deductible business expense too.

Do you lobby?

If you are involved in lobbying, it is a condition of CIPR membership that you sign up to the UK Lobbying Register (UKLR). There is no addItional charge for this registration.

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Membership Grades

We have 6 member grades - check the detailed entry criteria.

Working in PR and/or have a PR qualification?

  • Fellow (FCIPR): open to existing MCIPRs by nomination
  • Member (MCIPR): 2 years or more of PR experience or the CIPR Diploma
  • Associate (ACIPR): up to 2 years of PR experience or the CIPR Advanced Certificate

Based outside the UK?

  • Global Affiliate: an online-only, non-professional membership grade. No membership certificate or designatory letters or logos but does include our online resources and free membership of the CIPR International group.
  • Or you can apply for Associate or Member grade if you meet the criteria.

Not working in PR but interested in the profession?

  • Affiliate grade will keep you informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the profession.


  • Student membership at £35 is open to anyone studying on a UK undergraduate or postgraduate course lasting at least 12 months
  • Free student membership for those on CIPR recognised courses is now closed

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What will I get with my membership?

CIPR membership offers a comprehensive package of professional and business benefits and services. Access to some of these depends on your grade.

Fellow / MemberAssociateAffiliateGlobal AffiliateStudent
Code of Conduct
PR Register
Access to online resources
Training discounts
Business resources
Member meeting rooms
Member directory
Five CIPR groups
Designatory letters / logos
Accreditation opportunities
Voting in CIPR elections
Board / Council / Committees

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What counts as public relations / communications experience?

Check our list of communications disciplines that count towards Associate and Member grade.

If you are currently working in PR and have more than 2 years' experience in a related discipline such as journalism or marketing, you can fast track to Member (MCIPR) grade via the career conversion route: join as an Associate (ACIPR) and upgrade to Member (MCIPR) on completion of the CIPR Foundation Award, which will help you make the transition into your new career.

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Access to some CIPR benefits may depend on your grade.

Stand out

  • Prove your accountability through our Code of Conduct
  • Listed in our PR Register and Member Directory
  • Designatory letters and membership logos (for ACIPR, MCIPR and FCIPR grades)

Get more

  • 5 regional, sector and discipline groups
  • Online resources – webinars, skills guides , case studies , toolkits and reports
  • Influence - the quarterly magazine on all things PR
  • Meeting rooms, lounge and library at 52 Russell Square
  • Business resources – including a free legal helpline and a template contract

Go further


  • £150 or more on all CIPR training sessions
  • 10% off professional indemnity insurance
  • Discounts and offers on business services
  • 30% on room hire at 52 Russell Square

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Membership is by annual subscription. Fees vary by grade. View our fee table for more information. You will also need to pay a one-off, non-refundable joining fee of £55.

iprovision voluntary contributions

iprovision is the CIPR's benevolent fund, meeting the needs of members who are seriously ill, experiencing hardship or without work. Members are asked each year if they would like to pay an additional discretionary payment of £10 towards the Institute's benevolent fund. Members receiving support from iprovision, the CIPR's benevolent fund, are exempt from the membership fee. To talk confidentially with someone from iprovision, email administrator@iprovision.org.uk.

More than two of you?

If at least three people from the same organisation join at the same time we will waive the £55 joining fee, saving at least £165. Send the applications in together and make sure each is clearly marked with the code 'CIPR3'. Membership is still awarded on a individual basis. This offer applies to new members only.

And if you're joining or renewing at least 10 individuals from the same organisation, take a look at Corporate Affiliate.

How to pay

We've got lots of payment options for your annual subscription.

  • Direct Debit - complete the direct debit instuction in the application form.
  • Visa/Mastercard - fill in the card payment section on the application form or call us on 00 44 (0) 20 7631 6900
  • BACS - use your invoice number as your transaction reference otherwise we won't know it's your payment
  • Cheque - write your name/invoice number on the back and enclose with your application

You can pay your £55 admission fee by card, BACS or cheque, but not by Direct Debit.

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