Membership Categories

Select a category before applying

There are five categories of membership of the Institute, depending on your qualifications and experience in the area of public relations. Minimum requirements for each grade are set out below. All applications for PRII membership must be approved by the PRII National Council. The National Council normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

To apply for membership, please download a copy of the application form. You'll need to print if off, then complete and return it by post to PRII, 84 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. If you'd like an application form posted to you instead, email your name and address to Turn on Javascript!.

The membership year runs from October 1st each year and once approved by the PRII National Council membership is renewed automatically.

Full Membership (€320)

You hold one of the following...

  • PRII Diploma in Public Relations or an equivalent standard professional public relations qualification (e.g. a H Dip, BA or MA in Public Relations, Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, etc) and full-time acceptable public relations experience at executive level for at least two years.

   Or

  • I have full-time acceptable public relations experience at executive level for at least four years.

It is important to note that public relations experience is categorised as working in the field of public relations and communications. This should be evident from the job title, or if not, from the job description of the role.

Affiliate Membership (€190)

You hold one of the following...

  • PRII Diploma in Public Relations or an equivalent standard PR professional qualification
  • Full-time acceptable public relations experience at executive level for at least two years

Associate Membership (€158)

  • Not engaged in full-time public relations but have a bona fide interest in the profession (e.g. working in a closely related field, a supplier to the sector, etc).

Fellow (FPRII)

  • The PRII National Council confers the honour of Fellow on a PRII member individual following a unanimous endorsement of the National Council.

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