NIPR Membership

As a member of NIPR you can be sure of access to an exclusive range of benefits and services designed especially for you. Whether you’re looking for examples of PR excellence, advice on an issue affecting you at work, other members in your industry sector to talk to or simply support if you need it – we can help you. Membership of NIPR is open to anyone working or interested in public relations. Spend a few moments browsing through the options on the left for full details of how to apply for membership and more importantly, what you get in return.


Membership of the Institute represents a statement that the holder is a qualified professional practitioner in Public Relations, subscribes to the Code of Ethics and the Professional Standards Guide.The Institute provides opportunities for life long learning to help you grow professionally.
Also it helps members to specialize in different areas of PR. Every member is expected to be active as a member of a chapter.Members are required to serve in various workshop committees and assignments as may be necessary.


The Secretariat can help if you would like:

  • Advice on which grade to apply for.
  • Information on obtaining a sponsorship signature to support your application.
  • Details on upgrading your membership application form.


Membership Criteria

Qualifications for membership of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations are periodically reviewed to meet the requirements by the public and the organized private sector (industry and commerce). In 1998, a decision was reached that all entrants must hold any of the following qualifications:

  • The Institute’s Professional Certificate and Diploma in Public Relations
  • CAM Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Communications Studies and Public Relations
  • British Institute of Public Relations Membership Diploma
  • Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC) Professional Certificate and Diploma in Public Relations
  • B.A., B.Sc., HND, MA. Msc., or Ph.D in Public Relations; B.Sc., B.A. (Mass Communications), MBA with major / specialization in PR; or any recognized equivalent qualification.


All new members (except student, affiliate studying and global affiliate) pay a one-off admission fee on joining.A full year’s membership subscription is also payable on joining. The fee depends on the grade of membership applied for – see box to the right for details.

With effect from June 1,2015 the following fee will be applicable




FEE(NG Naira)

Fellow (FNIPR)


Member (MNIPR)


Associate (ANIPR)




Student Registration Fee




Payment can be made by cheque (made payable to the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations), or by directly into NIPR account.

BANK NAME:               UNION BANK

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0005794220