Accredited Public Relations Practitioner
Accredited PR Practitioner is a hallmark of your commitment to professional excellence. It shows that you are committed to keeping your professional skills and knowledge up-to-date and continually developing and broadening your horizons.
Becoming an Accredited Practitioner
You need to be at Member (MCIPR) grade and either:
- have completed 2 continuous years of CPD*
- hold a CIPR diploma and have completed 1 year of CPD.
*If you are not already Member (MCIPR) grade, you can still get started on your CPD. Complete 2 years of CPD now and you’ll become an Accredited Practitioner when you do upgrade.
Staying an Accredited Practitioner
You need to renew your membership and complete CPD every year. If you lose your Accredited PR Practitioner status you’ll need to start again and complete 2 years of CPD to regain it (the fast-track Diploma route doesn’t apply second time round).