CIPR CPD completions increase 27% year-on-year

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced an annual 27% increase in CPD completions, with 1,611 CIPR members completing their professional development records, compared to 1,265 completions in 2013/14.

CIPR CPD requires participants to accumulate 60 points per year from formal and informal learning to develop their skills and knowledge in public relations and business, and is a requirement in working towards or maintaining Accredited Public Relations Practitioner or Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status.

The 2014/15 CIPR CPD deadline was midnight on 28 February 2015. The 2015/16 CPD scheme will open Wednesday, 18 March 2015. From 1 March 2015, reflecting on ethical practice in public relations will be a compulsory module within CIPR CPD.

Sarah Pinch FCIPR, CIPR President 2015
I am delighted that over 1600 CIPR members have demonstrated their commitment to their own professional development through completing CIPR CPD. Ensuring members keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date is key to building confidence in our profession.

Looking ahead we have made ethics a compulsory part of CIPR CPD from later this month, and we have developed a new suite of resources to assist practitioners in their reflective learning.

It is my belief that 2015 will be the year that professional development will become a pre-requisite for public relations professionals, not a nice to have, and the CIPR will be at the forefront of this change.

My challenge to members is simple; get involved in recording your CPD and prove you are serious about professional standards and that you are invested in your professional future.
Sarah Pinch FCIPR, CIPR President 2015
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type 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 and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CIPR CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

The CIPR was granted its Royal Charter by the Privy Council in February 2005.