About Membership

IPRC membership provides all round support at every stage of your public relations career. From enhanced credibility and industry recognition to bundles of learning resources and a mental health hotline, we will support your wellbeing during these challenging times as well as your career progression.

Credibility

Your member letters show clients, colleagues and employers that they are in capable hands.

Accountability

Demonstrate your commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards by adhering our Code of Conduct

Learning

Never stop learning with growing Skills Guides, Webinars and Podcasts on core and future-facing PR and Communication topics.

Development

Map your career path with PR and Communication CPD. Access more than 500 learning activities and work towards IPRCZ accreditation and chartership.

Insight

Be in the know with a quarterly subscription to an informative magazine – the PR magazine for PR and Communication professionals

Networking

Get involved with your local group and any of our regional and sectoral groups. Make new contacts, exchange ideas and expand your support network.

Recognition

Achieve the highest level of Professional PR and Communication accreditation in public relations and Communication #GetChartered.

Training

Members pay less to train with us – save 10% on each PR and Communication training course.

Support

Get free business, legal and ethical advice through our member helplines.

Categories

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.

Full Member

Individuals who are resident and practising in Zimbabwe 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. OR Individuals who are resident and practising in Zimbabwe 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

Corporate Member

a) Open to PR agencies/consultancies or organisations associated with the practice of public relations in Zimbabwe
b) Each Corporate Member shall be represented by one representative who shall himself/herself meet the qualifications for Full Membership of IPRC Corporate Member is entitled to send up to a maximum of five representatives to be present at IPRC functions at members’ rates.

Associate Member

Individuals who are resident and practising in Zimbabwe and who at the date of application are at least 21 years old, and have at least one year practical and comprehensive experience.

Affiliate Member

Individuals residing or working in Zimbawe, 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.

Fellow Member

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.

Corporate And Individual Membership Packages

DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP – CORPORATE

$1000/ Year

  1.  Diamond membership certificate
  2.  Inclusion of your logo will on all IPRCZ material
  3.  Branding and information dissemination at all IPRCZ events
  4.  Discounted rate for attendance at all IPRCZ events
  5.  Discounted rate for individual membership of your employees
  6.  Discounted rate for all in- house training for your organisation
  7.  Discounted rate for advert placement in the IPRCZ Magazin
  8.  Allocation of free editorial space in the IPRCZ Magazine
EMERALD MEMBERSHIP – CORPORATE

$750/ Year

  1.  Emerald Membership certificate
  2.  Branding and information dissemination at all IPRCZ events
  3.  Discounted rate for attendance at all IPRCZ events
  4.  Discounted rate for individual membership of your employees
  5.  Discounted rate for all in- house training for your organisation
  6.  Discounted rate for advert placement in the IPRCZ Magazine
RUBY MEMBERSHIP – CORPORATE

$550/ Year

  1.  Ruby Membership certificate
  2.  Branding and information dissemination at all IPRCZ events
  3.  Branding and information dissemination at all IPRCZ events
  4.  Discounted rate for all in- house training for your organisation
  5.  Discounted rate for advert placement in the IPRCZ Magazine
FELLOW MEMBER – INDIVIDUAL

10 years of professional experience and above

$150/ Year

  1.  Certificate of Membership
  2.  Discounted rate for attendance at all IPRCZ events (10%) (for paid up members only)
  3.  Attendance to senior executives networking events
  4.  Routine Alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  5.  Networking with other members on various IPRCZ communication platforms and events
  6.  Access to unique PR Case Studies
  7.  Allocation of free editorial space in the IPRCZ Magazine
FULL MEMBER – INDIVIDUAL

5-9 years of professional experience

$120/ Year

  1.  Certificate of Membership
  2.  Discounted rate for attendance at all IPRCZ events (5%) (for paid up members only)
  3.  Routine Alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  4.  Networking with other members on various IPRCZ communication platforms and events
  5.  Access to unique PR Case Studies
  6.  Upto Date payment of annual dues
  7.  Attendance of 2 consecutive IPRZ events/ conferences
  8.  Evidence of payment of annual dues/conference fees
  9.  Evidence of attendance of past events/ conferences
ASSOCIATE MEMBER – INDIVIDUAL

1-4 years of professional experience

$899/ Year

  1.  Certificate of Membership
  2.  Discounted rate for attendance at all IPRCZ events (5%) (for paid up members only)
  3.  Routine Alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  4.  Networking with other members on various IPRCZ communication platforms and events
  5.  Access to unique PR Case Studies