Our organisation

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is on an individual basis. We offer it to PR practitioners at all levels in their careers and in all sectors. Whether you work in-house, at a consultancy or as an independent or freelance practitioner, we can help.

There are six grades of membership: Fellow, Member, Associate, Affiliate, Global Affiliate and Student. These span different levels of experience and qualifications in PR. Membership assessment is rigorous and we base it on multi-disciplinary experience and qualifications.

Membership numbers have more than doubled in the last 10 years. Approximately 55% of our members are female, having grown from 20% in 1987. 45% of our members work in PR consultancy and 55% work in-house. Two-thirds of our members work outside London.