July 5, 2017

Membership Category

APRA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY AND PROCEDURE

  1. Membership Guidelines/Process
  2. Membership Categories/Benefits
  3. Membership /Identification Number Procedure
  4. Annual Fees Payment System

 

1. Membership Guidelines/Process

Below are guidelines for applying to be a member of the African Public Relations Association

  • Applicant must be a practicing public relations practitioner
  • Select a Membership Subscription level online
  • Application to be endorsed by two financial members of APRA in good standing. One of the referees must be from applicant’s national body
  • Applicant must provide evidence of membership of his/her national body(where such exist)
  • All prospective eligible applicants shall be admitted as Associate members and shall be upgraded afterwards based on the relevant upgrading requirements

2. Membership Categories/Benefits

2.1. Associate Member

Criteria : 1-4 years of professional experience

Benefits: 

  • Use of acronym am.apra after your name
  • Free online Webinars/Trainings
  • Discount on all APRA-organized events (for paid up members only)
  • Routine Alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  • Access to group discounts for external conferences/trainings/exchange Programmes
  • Access to unique  PR Case Studies
  • Certificate of Membership

Annual Dues: $50

 

2.2. Full Member

Criteria: 5-9 years of professional experience

Benefits:

  • Use of acronym m.apra after your name
  • Free online Webinars/Trainings
  • Discount in all APRA-organized events (for paid up members only)
  • Routine Alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  • Access to group discounts for external Programmes
  • Certificate of Membership

Upgrading Requirements

  • Up –to –Date Payment of Annual Dues
  • Attendance of 2 consecutive APRA Conferences
  • Evidence of Payment of Annual Dues/Conference fees
  • Evidence of attendance certificates for past conferences

Annual Dues:     $75

 

2.3. Fellow (Senior Membership)

Criteria: 10 years of professional experience and above

Benefits:

  • Use of acronym f.apra after your name
  • Free online Webinars/Trainings
  • Discount in all APRA-organized events (for paid up members only)
  • Routine Alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  • Access to group discounts for external conferences/trainings/exchange Programmes
  • Access to unique PR Case Studies
  • Certificate of Membership

Upgrading Requirements

  • Up –to –Date Payment of Annual Dues
  • Attendance of 5 APRA Conferences within 6 years
  • Evidence of Payment of Annual Dues/Conference fees
  • Evidence of attendance certificates for past conferences

Annual Dues:   $100

 

2.4. Corporate Membership

Criteria: For Corporate Organizations in PR Practice for at least 3 years

Benefits:

  • Free online Webinars/Trainings
  • 5% discount in all APRA-organized events (for 3 members of staff and above)
  • Routine alert on PR-related information/news/job openings
  • Access to group discounts for external conferences/trainings/exchange Programmes
  • Access to unique PR Case studies

Annual Dues:     $500

 

(3 )   Membership/ Identification Number Procedure

  • Fill & submit application form on-line
  • Make Payment for the selected subscription online (e-transfer)
  • Get an online receipt
  • Await registration approval
  • Get an online membership application number
  • Welcome on Board!

(4)     Annual Fees Payment System

  • Annual Dues are renewable at the expiry of your current subscription
  • Annual Subscription Fees are renewable on your Account Page
  • Only paid up members as at end of February every year will be entitled to the benefits stated under the membership category/benefits

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