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Who should apply?

Students

Requirements

  • PRISA Application Form
  • Certified copy of Matric Certificate
  • Certified ID Copy
  • Certified copy of Transcript or
    Academic record
  • Annual Fees of R386.00 incl. VAT

Benefits

  • Interactive Website
  • Invitations to educational & social events
  • Expertise, help & advice from professionals
  • Annual National Conference discounts
  • Notices of activities arranged in 10 regions
  • Continuing professional development
  • Access to library facilities for registered practitioners only - with an extensive collection of magazines & some 400 titles on public relations & related topics.
  • Large discounts on workshops

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If you have recently entered the field of public relations and are qualified for junior practitioner of assistant positions

Affiliate

Requirements

  • PRISA Application Form
  • ID Copy
  • Copy of CV
  • Certified copies of all qualifications
  • Annual Fees of R1234.00 incl. VAT & once off joining fee of R228

Benefits

  • PRISA helps you stay in touch with your profession
  • It provides networking opportunites
  • Membership of the Global Alliance for Public Relations & Communication Management - (website www.globalalliancepr.org) through your membership of PRISA
  • PRISA is your best source of continuining professional development opportunities through its expanded programme of seminars & workshops; (the saving between member & non-member rate for any four seminars attended is equivalent to one year's membership fee)
  • Your registration entitles you to large discounts on these resources
  • Access to library facilities for registered practitioners only - with an extensive collection of magazines & some 400 titles on public relations & related topics.
  • Annual National Conference
  • Local activities are arranged in 10 regions for your development. They also provide networking opportunities.
  • Access to a series of progressional courses from Basic Principles, Public Relations Practice to the Public Relations Management courses. These courses are offered part-time, full-time or as in-house training for large organisations. Two specialisation courses have been developed namely: Public Relations Writing & Community Relations & Development Communication.
  • Registration makes you part of an organisation that sets national standards for the profession through its professional standards & examinations.

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Top - notch communicators who will add value to your company's bottom line. South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) board officially recognises PRISA as a professional body and has approved the registration of the following designations on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Public Relations Practitioner (PRP)

The first of three senior registration levels. The PRP can plan, launch and implement communication programmes and undertake a basic evaluation of them.

Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP)

May write CPRP behind his/her name. The CPRP is able to manage a public relations programme, manage budget, and advise management on public relations issues affecting the organisation,or the organisations public relations needs.

Accredited in Public Relations Practitioner (APR)

The APR is a well qualified widely experienced public relations expert with a meaningful understanding of his/her organisation's overall goals and strategies. The APR is able to construct communication strategies in line with corporate goals, manage a department and its budget, evaluate advanced public relations research and communication audits. He/she can provide strategic input to top management - of which he/she is a member, either at executive, board or senior management level.

Requirements

  • PRISA Application Form
  • ID Copy
  • Copy of CV
  • Certified copies of all qualifications
  • Annual Fees of R2125.00 incl. VAT & once off joining fee of R228

Benefits

  • Professional recognition, accreditation & credibility. Registration makes you part of an organisation that sets national standards for the profession through its professional standards & assesments; provides a trusted network & platform to explore global & national opportunities & acts as a conduit for raising awareness & voicing opinions on key industry issues to individuals, consultancies, government & corporate teams.
  • Global initiatives & industry accords. Partnering with GA increases professionalism in public relations & communication management & enhances the influence of the industry around the world.
  • Deepen your knowledge. PRISA affiliation provides access to proprietary industry research & knowledge, including national & international forums.
  • Awards & best practice. Members can participate in the PRISA PRISM Awards. Winners promote themselves & their companies & their work celebrates the excellence & innovation in learning & research which PRISA promotes.
  • Commitment to excellence. Recognised Code of Ethics & Professional Standards endorsed by a number of countries. All registered members of PRISA commit to adhere to the Institute's Code of Ethics & Professional Standards.
  • Support & protection. The national office is based in Johannesburg & offers members & non-members a point of contact for queries, support & information requirements.
  • Broaden you skills set. PRISA endorses the PROVOX Centre training programmes which gives members access to a series of part-time, full-time or in-house training. Progressional courses from Basic Principles, Public Relations Practice & Public Relations Management. Two specialisation courses have been developed namely; Public Relations Writing & Community Relations & Development Communication.
  • Improving leadership. Potential clients consult the Public Relations Consultants' Chapter (PRCC) member listing on the website to locate high quality consultancies nationally, creating a channel for additional business opportunities.
  • Exclusive discounts. Your registration entitles you to exclusive discounts for workshops & industry events. Join PRISA & you will enjoy valuable discounts off continuing professional development activities & more.
  • Keeping you connected. Stay current on key issues, trends and tactics impacting the industry, educational institutions, government and other expertise areas with access to this website

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Telephone: (011) 326 1262 / 011 326 1626
Fax: (011) 326 1259
Email: info@prisa.co.za

Address

ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale
PO Box 2825, Pinegowrie, 2123, Johannesburg, South Africa