Chartered status now available to Middle Eastern PR professionals
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK, and the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA), the region’s leading body for public relations and communication professionals, have signed a unique agreement that will see Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status and a significantly expanded, accredited training regimen made available to MEPRA members.
Chartered Public Relations Practitioner is a professional status awarded to public relations professionals who can demonstrate an outstanding level of professional practice and knowledge, along with a commitment to continuous learning.
This benchmark of professional excellence and integrity represents the highest standard of knowledge, expertise and ethical practice in public relations, and was first awarded by the CIPR in October 2009.
MEPRA members seeking to apply for Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status should contact CIPR Director of Professional Development & Membership, Sukhjit Singh Grewal, by emailing SukhjitG@cipr.co.uk.
I am delighted that through this new strategic partnership with MEPRA, public relations professionals in the Middle East will have access to the highest level of professional accreditation available. I was delighted to meet fellows PR professionals in the Emirates and discuss the vital importance of standards, ethics and professionalism.
Chartered Status not only demonstrates that you have met the rigorous criteria set out by the professions only Chartered body, it will deliver you greater influence within your organisation and assure prospective employers and clients that you practice to the highest ethical standards – all in language understood by your peers across the boardroom table.
I look forward to further collaborations with MEPRA, and other international partners, to work together to achieve the CIPR’s stated mission of professionalising public relations, on a global scale.
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has been a pioneering organization in terms of training and development, and we support their promotion of the Chartered Practitioner status, a standard that underlines the abilities and experiences of a professional in the public relations industry. As an emerging region, we are witnessing strong growth in the communications profession. Ensuring that we have a rigorous standard such as the Chartered Practitioner status will help in earning the trust of our colleagues and will further promote our industry.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).