A status that is understood, trusted and respected.

We know what your skills and work bring to the table. That’s why we want to build a predominantly chartered public relations profession – so that you and future generations of PR practitioners can work on an equal footing with colleagues in other strategic management disciplines and be recognised and valued at the highest levels.

Chartered status demonstrates your breadth of experience, your strategic and leadership capabilities, and your commitment to ethical practice. It is a badge of professionalism that your colleagues, clients and the public understand and trust.

71% of the public would trust a chartered practitioner more. 
(PARN, Perceptions of Professionalism Report 2020)

The benefits of Chartership

Hundreds of CIPR members are already enjoying the benefits of Chartership. 

Working in a PR consultancy?
For members running PR and communications consultancies, having a chartered team gives you a competitive advantage. It shows clients that your business does things the right way and your team is accountable to the same high standards as them.  Getting chartered and supporting your team to achieve the same recognition is a great way to retain and attract the best PR talent.

Working in-house?

For PR and communications leaders in all sectors, supporting your team to achieve Chartership demonstrates an investment in the growth and development of your people. It assures stakeholders that the company's reputation is safe and in the best hands.

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Chartered PR Practitioners demonstrate their accreditation with the designation Chart.PR, a Chartered PR Practitioner logo and branded assets for online use.

“Investing in the Sanctuary communications team’s skills, knowledge and experience was a strategic decision. With three members of the team holding chartered status, we see the return on that investment on a daily basis." 
Kate Reynolds Chart.PR MCIPR, Director of Communications, Sanctuary

free mini coaching when you register your interest

Our research shows that lots of members would like to become chartered but they don’t feel confident or ready.  

Register your interest in Chartership so we can support you on your journey. We’ll signpost all the tools, resources and advice available to help you get chartered and will connect you with others members who can help.

You'll also receive a free 40-minute Chartership Confidence and Personal Impact coaching session when you register your interest and book a Chartership Assessment Day by 31 August 2022.

Register your interest

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Are you eligible?

Find out if you’re eligible to apply for chartered status.

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chartership assessment days

Chartership Assessments, dates and fees.

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Find a buddy

Connect with a Chartership Support Buddy for advice and guidance.



get chartered WEBINAR

Our team of experts advise on the chartered assessment process.



Chartership research

Explore the value of Chartership in this new report in association with CIM



chartership FaQ

Find out more about the Assessment Day, guidance and support.


"At Hard Numbers, we're committed to all of our team at Communications Consultant level and above being Chartered PR professionals. We believe in investing in our team to help them achieve this important certification, both for themselves and for the business. Being Chartered means committing to CPD, committing to excellence and committing to results. All things that are central to Hard Numbers as a business." 

Darryl Sparey, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Hard Numbers