Welcome to CIPR Northern Ireland
The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. We stand for confidence and trust in the PR profession.

How to become accredited

How to become Accredited

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.

Your accreditation will show in your PR register and Member directory profile. You’ll receive a logo and certificate to demonstrate your designation.

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).

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