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2015
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CIPR amends regulations on fellowships and bankruptcy

The CIPR Board of Directors has amended our Regulations, introducing the requirement for new Fellows to be Accredited Practitioners, as well as removing automatic termination of membership in the event that a member is made bankrupt.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
These are small but important changes. Members should note that, by making it a requirement for new Fellows to be Accredited Practitioners, we will embed continuing professional development in the CIPR’s most senior member grade, taking a further step to making it a threshold to professional advancement, which we believe delivers better results for clients and employers.

By removing summary termination of membership in the event of bankruptcy, we are recognising that circumstances can lead to that situation which do not necessarily compromise someone’s professional integrity. If a member is in any way falling short of our absolute requirement to conduct themselves in an honest and fair manner in all things they do, they would still face a professional standards panel investigation and possible expulsion.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

Amended Regulations (20 May 2015)

CIPR Board of Directors amended regulations 3 and 15 in May 2015:

  • Regulation 3: the amendment introduces the require for new Fellows to be Accredited Practitioners
  • Regulation 15: removes automatic termination of membership in the event of bankruptcy.

View CIPR Charter and Regulations.

Members will be advised of the changes by email on Friday 29 May 2015.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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).