Membership Categories

Membership of the Society shall be open to the following classes of membership and a current, valid certificate of membership issued by the Chairman of the Society will be in force at all times.
Honorary Fellow
Honorary Member
Fellow Member
Full Member
Associate Member
Student member

{i}    Honorary Fellow
In exceptional circumstances The Committee shall be empowered to confer upon the individual from within or without the Society the position honorary fellow in recognition of outstanding services as the case maybe.

Nominations for honorary fellowship shall be considered provided that they are made by at least two fellows or members, one of whom shall be a member of the committee.

Honorary fellow shall be entitled to use the designatory Hon.FPRSK respectively after their names and to hold a certificate of honorary fellowship and will exercise no voting rights

The abbreviation Hon. may be used by them in all appropriate circumstances in relation to their grade of membership.

{ii)    Honorary Member
In exceptional circumstances The Committee shall be empowered to confer upon the individual from within or without the Society the position honorary member in recognition of outstanding services as the case maybe.

Nominations for honorary membership shall be considered provided that they are made by at least two fellows or members, one of whom shall be a member of the committee.

Honorary member shall be entitled to use the designatory Hon.MPRSK respectively after their names and to hold a certificate of honorary membership of the Society and will exercise no voting rights

The abbreviation Hon. may be used by them in all appropriate circumstances in relation to their grade of membership.

{iii}    Fellow
The Committee shall be empowered in a manner hereinafter mentioned to confer fellowships upon members in recognition of their contribution in the public relations and communication management profession as defined by the Society from time to time and ten consecutive fully paid up years of membership. Nominations for fellowship shall be considered provided they are made by at least two fellows or members one of whom shall be a member of the Committee.

Fellows shall be entitled to a fellowship certificate, to use the FPRSK after their names and to exercise full voting rights in the affairs of the Society.

{iv}    Full Member
Individuals who at the date of their application have attained the majority age and whose applications are acceptable to the Committee provided that:
i}     They have had two consecutive years experience in the practice of public relations and communication management and can satisfy the committee as to their professional competence or
ii)    They have been engaged full time in public relations and communication management and are qualified to undertake the practice or
iii)    They have no experience but have been awarded academic qualification recognised by the Society in Public Relations and Communication Management.

Members shall retain this category of membership provided that they have attained 60 CPD points in each preceding year of membership towards their accredited practitioner status and/or as may be determined from time to time by the Society.

{v)    Associate Member
i}    Individuals who do not qualify as full members but are connected with public relations and communication management as a profession and satisfy The Committee as to their eligibility in this respect.

ii}  Associate members shall be entitled to use the designatory letters AMPRSK after their names and a certificate of associate membership and will exercise no voting rights.

iii}     Associate membership does not automatically ensure the transfer to full membership of the Society unless the criteria for full membership described under {iv} above applies.

{vi)    Student Member  
i}      Student members shall be open to non working individuals undertaking studies in public relations or related courses and have satisfied The Committee that they intend to pursue a career in public relations and communication management.

ii}     Student members will be entitled to retain such membership for a maximum period of five years from the date of admission to an institution of higher learning recognised by the Society.

iii}     Student members shall be entitled to use the designatory letters SMPRSK after their names and a certificate of student membership and will exercise no voting rights.

iv}    The Student Members admission to any other category of membership is subject to criteria set for such other categories.