Any of the following disciplines count towards your eligibility for Associate and Member grade:

  • media relations
  • public affairs
  • PR evaluation and measurement
  • event management
  • communications/PR
  • investor relations/financial PR
  • copy writing/corporate writing and editorial
  • internal communications/employee engagement
  • stakeholder engagement
  • corporate social responsibility
  • social media based PR
  • PR academics and trainers
  • corporate affairs/external relations
  • crisis communications
  • publicity management/entertainment PR.

Related disciplines

If you are currently working in PR and have more than two years' experience in one of the related disciplines below, you can join as an Associate (ACIPR) and fast-track to Member (MCIPR) as soon as you have completed the CIPR Foundation Award:

  • marketing
  • journalism
  • marketing or journalism academics
  • market research
  • corporate strategy
  • sponsorship and fundraising.