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Why become a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner?

Chartered status represents the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity. As well as reflecting your breadth of experience and achievements, it shows that you keep pace in a fast-moving profession, updating your knowledge and skills through CPD.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) simplified the route to Chartered Practitioner status in 2015, widening eligibility for members in the drive to professionalism. The idea is that they are now able to recognise future leaders who are very firmly on the journey to getting there and reward strengths in Ethics, Strategy and Leadership.

The Assessment Criteria states: “Candidates must show a broad knowledge of the context in which the public relations function operates and an ability to relate public relations activities to the wider organisational considerations of clients or employers.”

Why go for 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 practise to the highest standards.
  • Chartered Public Relations Practitioners are entitled to use the designation Chart.PR and a supporting logo

Chartered Status will show that you keep pace in a fast-moving profession, updating your knowledge and skills through CPD. In order to be eligible for Chartered PR Practitioner status, you need to meet specific criteria, in the UK there are two routes; the academic or the experience. To find out if you are eligible click here.

Obviously, it’s not for the faint hearted, and you need to do a lot of preparation for the assessment day but the majority view is that you will most definitely be a better practitioner for it.

In summary, Public relations professionals within CIPR membership can now apply for an assessment day if:

–       They have completed three consecutive years of CIPR CPD.

–       They have completed two years of CIPR CPD and hold a Masters degree or the CIPR Diploma.

So if you feel you now want to #getchartered there are plenty of articles on the benefits and how to prepare for the assessment day on the Influence website.

Find out more about the CIPR courses you can study with us here.

CIPR Foundation Award in Public Relations – Level 3
CIPR Professional PR Certificate – Level 5
CIPR Specialist Certificate- Internal Communications
CIPR Specialist Diploma- Crisis Communications

All these courses can be studied in Newcastle and Carlisle and the Professional PR Certificate can also be studied in Edinburgh.

Not sure which is the right course for you? Talk to us!

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