Updates to CIPR Charter Regulations

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Board of Directors approved two amendments to the CIPR Charter Regulations at their meeting on 16 September 2015.

The first amendment makes important changes to eligibility for Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status, offering two new simplified routes to achieve individual chartership.

Members (MCIPR), Fellows (FCIPR) and Honorary Fellows (Hon FCIPR) will now be eligible to become chartered if:

  • they have completed three consecutive years of CIPR CPD, or
  • they have completed two years of CIPR CPD and hold a Masters degree or the CIPR Diploma

Eligible members will then have to successfully complete a Chartership Assessment Day. Pilot assessment days will be held at the CIPR in London later in 2015 and across the country in 2016.

Further information on these changes will be announced in due course. Those who have embarked on the current scheme, or are about to do so, should email CIPR Director of Professional Development & Membership, Sukhjit Singh Grewal.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
Since 2008, the scheme that the Institute has been operating has only allowed a small minority of members to become Chartered Public Relations Practitioners.

Becoming chartered is an important marker of commitment to professionalism and we want to encourage as many members as possible to work towards achieving individual chartership. We hope that these amendments will achieve just that.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The second amendment alters the Regulations around the CIPR Annual General Meeting, reducing the quorum from 40 attendees to 25.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
The previous quorum was set at a time when the AGM was always held in London, but we now intend that the AGM will frequently be held outside the capital. 

The lower quorum enables us to do this while ensuring we meet our constitutional requirements.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The full updated Regulations, together with the CIPR Charter and Bylaws, are available to download in PDF format via the CIPR website.

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).