CIPR to offer greater support to public relations graduates

Graduates of Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) recognised degree courses are to benefit from a change of membership criteria as the Institute continues to modernise and support the next generation of public relations professionals.

Under the new structure, approved by the CIPR Council:

  • Graduates of four-year CIPR approved degrees with a one year work placement will be eligible for MCIPR status in their first professional PR role.
  • Graduates of three-year CIPR approved degrees or master’s degrees will be eligible for MCIPR status after one year in a professional PR role.

Commenting, Alison Steel, CIPR Professional Development Director says:

CIPR Director of Professional Development and Membership, Alison Steel
Public relations students are making a commitment to their future careers by choosing a CIPR approved degree and we want to recognise this. We want to encourage graduates to make the most of the CIPR by embracing the professional development resources we offer and our code of conduct. This will make them more employable, help them to stand out among public relations graduates as early stage professionals and ensure that the profession has a bright future.
CIPR Director of Professional Development and Membership, Alison Steel
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).

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