reach the top of your game and stay there.

Whether you are just starting out in public relations and communications or you're an experienced professional navigating fresh challenges and this new world of work,  CIPR membership helps you to stand out from the crowd and keep up with our changing profession.

When you join us, you gain a career partner for life. With our support and the backing of a vibrant community of nearly 10,000 PR professionals around the world, you can take your career in any direction you choose.

There are so many reasons to join. Give your CV an edge, prove you're ready for that promotion, or boost your confidence with free training and resources. Whatever your career goals, we will give you the knowledge, tools and connections to do the very best job you can for your employer and your clients - now and in the future.


10 reasons to join

1. Credibility

Your member letters and logos show clients and employers that their reputation is in safe hands.

2. Accountability

Demonstrate your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards when you sign our Code of Conduct.

3. Learning
Never stop learning with a growing library of 150+PR Skills Guides, Webinars and Podcasts on core and future-facing PR topics.

4. Insight
Enjoy the perfect blend of thought provoking and practical reading with our award-winning Influence e-zine.

5. Networking
Use the CIPR Connect App to meet other members, seek advice and join discussions on the topics that matter most. Get involved with our 27 volunteer-led groups who represent members around the UK and overseas and across a variety of industry sectors.

6. Development
We have the best CPD scheme in the PR profession. Set your learning goals, access more than 1,800 learning activities and demonstrate that you keep your knowledge and skills up to date. 

7. Recognition
Achieve the highest level of professional accreditation in public relations - #GetChartered.

8. Training
 Develop your strategic PR skills with access to a free bite-sized training programme worth £600 on the topics of leadership , strategy and ethics (MCIPR and FCIPR grades only). Members pay less to attend all other CIPR training too - save up to £150 on each CIPR training course*.

9. Support
Boost your employability with our Career Centre and get free business, legal and ethical advice through our member helplines. 

10. Discounts
Make savings on a bundle of business related products and services with CIPR plus.

invest in your pr & communications team

Corporate Affiliate is a corporate CIPR membership. Save on membership fees, develop your team and show your clients, colleagues and the public that you operate to a globally recognised set of professional values.

Membership benefits

We provide our members with all round career support. Discover the benefits.

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Membership grades

We have six member grades to reflect your professional experience.

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Fees and payment

Find out how much membership costs and how you can pay.

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Get tax relief on your membership fee. HMRC will deduct this from your taxable income if you pay for it yourself.


Download our membership brochure for everything you need to know about joining.


Make a membership plan. CIPR Fellow Laura Sutherland on getting the most from your new membership.

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"My membership is a powerful commitment to professional development. As part of a community striving for excellence, I can show the value I bring as a communicator in my working life."Robert Okunnu Chart.PR MCIPR