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 chartered

How to become Chartered


Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status is a validation of your skills, qualifications and experience.

Under the CIPR’s Royal Charter, Chartered status gives you the same standing as experienced professionals in other industries.

This benchmark of professional excellence and integrity represents the highest standard of knowledge, expertise and ethical practice.

As well as reflecting your breadth of experience and academic achievements, Chartered status demonstrates your commitment to life-long learning. It shows that you keep pace in a fast-moving profession, updating your knowledge and skills through CPD.

Benefits of attaining Chartered status:

  • Demonstrate to your peers that you have met the rigorous criteria set out for Chartered status.
  • Enjoy greater influence within your organisation and in the profession.
  • Gain a professional competitive edge and enhance your career prospects.
  • Reassure prospective employers and clients that you practice to the highest standards.
  • Chartered Public Relations Practitioners are entitled to use the designation “Chart.PR” and a supporting logo

For more information on the application process, how to apply and for details on current Chartered Practitioners please click here.

Chartership Assessment Days

CIPR has developed an application programme for Accredited Members to move onto Chartered Status by attending Chartership Assessment Days. Please visit the CIPR UK site to learn more about what you will need to apply.

Further information about how to apply can also be found there, including a list of dates of upcoming assessment days throughout the UK, and what to expect on the day of assessment.

CIPR Northern Ireland’s Chair has organised a package specifically for CIPR NI Members who wish to attend an upcoming Chartership Assessment Day, which are taking place in London, Glasgow and Manchester;

  • A total of £100.00 can be reimbursed as an expenses claim upon receipt of a valid expenses form
  • This will be for a maximum of £50.00 towards travel and £50.00 towards the cost of overnight accommodation
  • The claim form will need to be sent to NI Chair, Samantha Livingstone within 28 days of attending an assessment day and can only be used once. In the case of attending a reassessment, this arrangement will not apply.

Expenses forms can be requested from Samantha Livingstone via email: samantha@rumourmillpr.co

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