Requirements for election to Accredited Member:
Full Members who have a minimum of eight years full-time experience in the professional practice of public relations, or a minimum of five years experience and a Diploma/Degree in Communication Studies, Public Relations or the equivalent, may apply to be formally certified as an accredited public relations practitioner.
An Accredited Member shall have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience and professional judgement in the field through an accreditation process and shall hold the accreditation for a period of two years. During the two years, the Member has to attain a requisite number of Continuing Professional Education points in order to qualify for reaccreditation.
An Accredited Member shall be entitled to use the AMIPRS designation and has voting rights in the affairs of the Institute.
Requirements for election to Corporate Member:
a) Open to PR agencies/consultancies or organisations associated with the practice of public relations in Singapore
b) Each Corporate Member shall be represented by one representative who shall himself/herself meet the qualifications for Full Membership of IPRS
Corporate Member is entitled to send up to a maximum of five representatives to be present at IPRS functions at members’ rates. Corporate Member is entitled to use the letters ‘CMIPRS’ for the duration of his/her membership.
Requirements for election to Affiliate Member:
Individuals residing or working in Singapore, who are not eligible for the categories mentioned above, but are otherwise associated with or interested in the practice of public relations, or who at the time of application are taking or propose to take a course of education/training organized or recognized by the Institute.
Affiliates are not entitled to use any letters or description after his name and cannot exercise any voting rights in the affairs of the Institute.
The Council is empowered to confer Honorary Membership upon any individual for their outstanding services in Public Relations (PR) and who by reasons of position, eminence or experience, has also rendered outstanding services over a long period in promoting PR.
An Honorary Member is entitled to all the rights and privileges as members, except to vote in any proceedings of the Institute and the right to hold office in the Council.
Requirements for election to Full Member:
Individuals who are resident and practising in Singapore and who at the date of application are at least 24 years old with a minimum of three years practical and comprehensive experience and who have passed a professional examination in public relations from a recognised Institute of Public Relations, or an Institute of higher learning.
Individuals who are resident and practising in Singapore and who at the date of application are at least 24 years old and have at least six years practical and comprehensive experience in public relations.
Full Members are entitled to a membership card, to exercise full voting rights in the affairs of the Institute and are entitled to use the letters ‘MIPRS’.
Requirements for election to Associate Member:
Individuals who are resident and practising in Singapore and who at the date of application are at least 21 years old, and have at least one year practical and comprehensive experience.
Associates are entitled to use the description ‘Associate of the Institute of Public Relations’ (but NOT to use the letters AIPRS) and to exercise full voting rights in the affairs of the Institute, but not eligible for office of either the President or Vice-President of the Council.
The Council is empowered to confer Fellow Membership upon Full members who have achieved eminence in the profession in recognition of distinguished public relations work.
An Fellow Member is entitled to use the letters FIPRS and to exercise voting rights in the affairs of the Institute.
For Corporate Membership, the fees remain the same, and membership duration is one year from the month of application (due to companies’ accounting practice) Eg: April 2003 to April 2004. The membership fee is fixed at $1,000 ($300 – entrance fee & $700 – annual subscription).
The membership fee scheme will be based on the four quarters of a year. Depending on the “quarter” applicants join, they will pay the respective membership fees:
|Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Quarter 3||Quarter 4|
|Affiliate||$100 + $80||$100 + $60||$100 + $40||$100 + $20|
|Associate||$100 + $80||$100 + $60||$100 + $40||$100 + $20|
|Full||$150 + $100||$150 + $75||$150 + $50||$150 + $25|
The entrance fees for the various membership categories remain fixed as follows, regardless of the month of application.
|Quarter 1||: April – June|
|Quarter 2||: July – September|
|Quarter 3||: October – December|
|Quarter 4||: January – March|