Individual Membership

For an annual fee of £100+VAT, you can join as a PRCA individual member and demonstrate your commitment to best practice and professionalism in PR.

PRCA Individual Membership Booklet

  • Demonstrate your professional credibility by displaying the PRCA logo and using our designatory letters. Add them to your website, emails, stationery and other branding. By joining us display your commitment to transparent and ethical communications. All PRCA members abide by our Codes of Conduct and Professional Charter
  • Grow your own network and increase your industry knowledge by attending our free quarterly events specifically for individual members.  You can further extend your networks by joining our regional, national and sectoral groups. Increase your industry knowledge through our unique Media Package- You will automatically receive a monthly complimentary copy of Communicate Magazine As part of your package you will get the Precise ‘Morning All’ daily news service, Gorkana News Alerts and a 10% discount on Gorkana services within 3 months of joining PRCA (This is available to new Gorkana Group customers only). Subscription to for regular PR insight, opinion and humour straight to your inbox
  • Develop your skills - you will be able to share best-practice and thought leadership. Via the members' area on our website you can access research documents, case studies, white papers, industry data, contract templates, guidance and PRCA Insights. You will also be able to use our legal helpline at a discounted rate.
  •  Save money.Benefit from discounted online and face-to-face training.  As a member you will qualify for discounted training and your first online training session is free! We also offer bespoke training and an industry certified qualifications programme.Enjoy discounted conferences and award entry as well as discounts to a wide range of business and consumer products and services via our PRCA Xtra service.
  • Be part of an Organisation that is always proud to stand up for you and your industry.

Freelancers and independent contractors – We understand the challenges of working for yourself, so we provide you with the ready-made network to support you in your role, and the tools to support your micro business.
  • Increase your visibility. Individuals who choose to register as a freelancer will be added to our Freelancer network which is a searchable portal on our website. The Portal matches freelancers to consultancies and in-house teams, who need ad hoc or on-going support.
  • Freelancers are also listed in our PRCA directory. This is a printed directory of all of our members and is distributed to over 10,000 Communications professionals to help them source professional assistance.
  • Freelancer CMS (Communication Management Standard). Our freelance members are encouraged to complete CMS through our external auditors. Completing CMS will enhance your reputation in front of clients and within the industry. The audit is carried out in conjunction with a consultation from Redfin ( who will assist in achieving the required standard to pass.
Freelancer CMS Audit Example

 “The process is simple.  You can see the questions you’ll be asked in advance, so you can gather together all the evidence you need before the auditor arrives.  It’s also energizing, as it reminds you that actually you achieve on many fronts as a freelance consultant, not simply in giving good service to your clients.”

CMS Accredited Freelancer Camilla Hair, Outward Images Ltd.


Are there any hidden, one-off extra joining fees?
No, we have a simple joining process – there are no hidden, on-off extra joining fees.
How quickly can I join?

We can set your Individual membership up within one working day.
Why is the cost so low, compared with other membership organisations?
We’re just more efficient and better value!
Do I need a reference?
No. All members sign up to our code of conduct, and as PR and communications professionals, we trust that the information you provide will be honest and accurate.


  • Individual £100 

  • International Individual £50.00  (Please use the credit card option only)

  • Student £12.50

Annual subscription prices excluding 20% VAT

To join please click on the buttons below.

Individual Membership
Single Payment
by Credit/Debit Card
Individual Membership
Monthly Payment
by Standing Order
Freelancer Membership
Single Payment
by Credit/Debit Card
Student Membership
by Credit/Debit Card
International Individual
by Credit/Debit Card

The Benefits of PRCA Individual Membership brochure can be downloaded here If you have any questions, please email Hazel Pelling - or call our Membership team on 020 7233 6026.

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Fee Income
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  • This field should only be completed by the individual with responsibility for your company's PRCA membership.
  • NB - Once you check the box to the left of this field and click update this figure is fixed for the entire year.
  • Fee income is defined as fees or income arising from time spent on carrying out public relations consultancy work plus any mark up and any handling charges or profits made on disbursement or expenses.
  • This figure
    1. will be used to calculate your membership subscription fee for 2009
    2. will be published on the PRCA website and in the yearbook.
  • This figure must include the fees from any subsidiary companies but not associated companies (see below).
  • If you are bound by Sarbanes-Oxley please select that accordingly, we will contact you individually about your fee income.
Holders of public office
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  • Please list any employees who hold any public office including members of House of Parliament, members of local authorities or of any statutory organisations or bodies who are full- or part part-time directors, partners, staff, special advisers or consultants retained by the consultancy
Subsidiary companies
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  • These companies are entitled to the same benefits as other PRCA members, they must abide by the PRCA Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct and their fee income must be included in the fee income field above.
Associated companies
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  • These companies are not included in your membership and as such do not benefit from PRCA member benefits. These companies are not covered by the PRCA professional charter.
Current clients
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The clients listed in this section are those which retain a consultancy on a continuing basis to deal with their public relations either in a specialised area or as a whole. One asterisk (*) against a client's name indicates that the consultancy has been retained by that client for three years; two asterisks (**) indicate that it has been retained for at least five years. Clients served on an ad-hoc basis are listed separately.

Adhoc clients
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Clients for whom you have undertaken work in the last twelve months on a project rather than a retained basis

Conflict of interest clients
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NB This will not appear as a separate list in the yearbook.