Membership categories and awards depend on an individual's personal education and professional achievements in Public Relations as outlined below:
Fellowship of the Institute is the highest level of professional recognition by the Institute. Procedure for award of Fellowship is constantly reviewed to project the highest professional standards.
A Fellow has voting rights in the affairs of the Institute and may use the letter FNIPR for so long as he/she meets all relevant obligations to NIPR.
HONORARY FELLOW [FNIPR]
Council may, at its discretion, confer Honorary Fellowship on leaders of non-government, corporate, political and other professional organizations, who have shown considerable and remarkable interest and contributed positively to the advancement of the core values of or the aims and practice of Public Relations in Nigeria.
Persons who have been in Public Relations for at least five years and who are adjudged to be eligible by qualification and experience.
A member has voting right in the affairs of the Institute and may use the letter MNIPR for so long as he/she remains paid-up and active member at chapter/national level.
Persons who have been in Public Relations for at least two years and who are adjudged by Council to be eligible by qualification and experience.
An associate has voting rights in the affairs of the Institute and may use the letter ANIPR, for so long as he/she remains paid-up and active member at chapter/national level.
Graduate category is available to persons having one or more of the approved qualifications but without the necessary practical experience required for associate grade. A graduate-member may not vote in the affairs of the Institute but has other rights and privileges.
A graduate member may use the letter GNIPR for so long as he/she remains paid-up and active member at chapter/national level
Student-membership is open to all those who at the time of application are studying for an NIPR qualification or any of the approved qualifications. Student membership may not last for more than three years.
No membership certificate is issued; no designatory letter may be used; no voting right.
REGISTRATION AND SUBSCRIPTION FEES
The following fees are currently being paid
Registration Fee (payable on application) NI0,000
- Fellows (FNIPR) N25,000 per annum
- Fellows (Hon.) N25,000.00 per annum
- Members (MNIPR) N15,000 per annum
- Associates (ANIPR) N10,000 per annum
- Graduates (GNIPR N5, 000 per annum
- Student N2,000.00 per annum
- Application forms should be typed or handwritten in Capital Letters
- Applicants should sign the declaration and affirm to Decree 16 of 1990, Bye-Law No. l: Code of Professional Practice, the Professional Standards Guide and other regulations.
- Application should be channelled through the state chapter where the applicant is based.
- There must be two sponsors who must be recertified members.
- Application must be accompanied with the appropriate fee
- Application forms to be submitted with copies of credentials and 2 passport photographs.
- An acknowledgement letter is written on receipt of membership application form, pending approval of application.
- Any false declaration/information renders the application invalid.