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Membership FAQs

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What are your different membership categories, and how much does it cost to join PRSA?

  • More than two years of public relations experience. Join as a Member for $255 annual dues plus a one-time $65 initiation fee.
  • Are you a former member of PRSA? Join as a Reinstating Member for $255 annual dues plus a one-time $35 reinstatement fee.
  • Are you part of an organization that has eight or more individuals interested in joining? A group membership offers special benefits and discounted rates on first-year dues. Contact groupmembership@prsa.org.
  • Two years or less public relations experience. Join as an Associate Member for $155 annual dues.
  • Were you a PRSSA member? And did you graduate within the past two years? Join as an Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate for $60 annual dues.
  • Are you a full-time graduate student working toward a public relations degree? Join as an Associate Member, Graduate Student for $60 annual dues. 
  • Retired or employed less than 50 percent of your professional time. $50 annual dues.

Am I eligible to join PRSA?
If you spend a substantial portion of your time in one or more of the designated practice areas below, or if you teach/administer a public relations curriculum at an accredited college or university, you are eligible to join PRSA. If unemployed, refer to your most recent position.

Practice areas include:

  • Community relations
  • Consumer affairs
  • Public affairs
  • Employee relations
  • Financial communications / investor relations
  • Government relations
  • Institutional / corporate advertising
  • Marketing communications
  • Media relations
  • Public relations counseling
  • Public relations management and administration
  • Public relations teaching
  • Research and 
  • Special events.

How do I join PRSA?
Join online or download a membership application.

Is there a PRSA membership application that I can send or email in?
You can download a copy of the PRSA membership application here
Send your completed application to:
PRSA
33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038-5150
You can also fax your application to (212) 995-0757, or email it to membership@prsa.org.

I am a current member. How do I add a Chapter or a Professional Interest Section to my membership?
Log in to MyPRSA and click here to add a Chapter. Click here to add a Professional Interest Section.

How do I renew?
Click here to renew your membership. You can also download a copy of the membership application and renew by mail, email or fax. 

My membership has lapsed. How do I reactivate it?
Log in to MyPRSA and proceed with Membership Application.

Does PRSA offer group or corporate memberships?
We offer group memberships for five (5) or more individuals joining from the same organization. These are individual memberships purchased in a group. For more information, contact groupmembership@prsa.org.

How do I pay my dues in installments?
Current members can pay their National and Professional Interest Section dues in four quarterly payments.  

Do you offer discounts for unemployed members?
Yes we offer the Hardship Program if you’ve been a member for three or more years and are unemployed or temporarily disabled. To participate, download the Hardship Plan application. Any questions, contact Member Services at (212) 460-1400 or membership@prsa.org.

What is my login and password for MyPRSA?
Click "Retrieve it" next to "Forgot your login?" on the MyPRSA webpage.

How do I update my contact information?
Log in to MyPRSA and edit My Contact Info.

How do I change my email preferences?
Log in to MyPRSA and edit My Email Preferences.

What is my membership ID number?
The seven digit number found on your MyPRSA profile, renewal receipt and on your membership card. Contact Member Services at (212) 460-1400 or membership@prsa.org for additional assistance.

How do I join the National LinkedIn group?
Create a LinkedIn account and select the PRSA National group. This group is only available to our members.

How do I get an invoice or receipt for my dues payment?
Contact Member Services at (212) 460-1400 or membership@prsa.org.

I renewed my dues but received a notice that I haven’t paid. What can I do?
Contact Member Services at (212) 460-1400 or membership@prsa.org to confirm that National has received your dues.

How do I transfer my membership to another individual?
PRSA membership is nontransferable, unless you are part of a group membership. If you are part of a group membership, contact groupmembership@prsa.org for assistance.

How can I receive a copy of PRSA’s W9 form or tax ID number?
Send an email to membership@prsa.org.
 
How do I cancel my membership?
If you received a renewal notice, you can mark “cancel” and return it, or contact Member Services at (212) 460-1400 or membership@prsa.org. Dues are nonrefundable.

Questions? Send an email to Member Services or call (212) 460-1400.

 

 
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