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The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the professional body for PR practitioners in the United Kingdom. Founded in February 1948 as the Institute of Public Relations, by 2009 it had grown to over 9000 members involved in all aspects of the public relations industry, and is the largest body of its type in Europe.

The CIPR advances the PR industry in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies for the PR industry, representing its members, and raising standards through education and training.

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Membership

The organisation operates a number of membership grades:

  • Affiliate
  • Affiliate Studying
  • Global Affiliate
  • Associate (ACIPR)
  • Member (MCIPR)
  • Student
  • Fellow (FCIPR)

Sectoral groups

The Institute operates a number of sectoral industry groups including a public affairs group, plus 14 regional groups:[1]

  • Construction and Property
  • Corporate and Financial
  • Education and Skills
  • Fifth Estate - voluntary sector
  • Government Affairs
  • Health and Medical
  • CIPR Inside - (for internal communications professionals)
  • International Public Relations
  • Local Public Services
  • Marketing Communications
  • Science, Engineering and Technology Group (SET)
  • Women in PR Group

Governance

As a chartered society the CIPR is ultimately governed by the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and its members agree to abide and uphold a strict code of conduct thereby affirming their commitment to operate ethically, with integrity and transparency.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.cipr.co.uk/groups/index.htm

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