Apply for Membership

To apply for membership, including student, allied and associate memberships, click the FPRA Membership Application link below. Please print the form, fill it out completely and return it to the FPRA State Chapter with a copy of your resume and a check for the appropriate dues and processing fee.

On the application, please select the appropriate category of membership from the following:

Voting Memberships

Individual Professional

Individuals professionally qualified by education or experience, who devote at least 5O percent of their working time to public relations activities and pay their own dues. The membership belongs to the individual.

Institutional Professional

Any organization, corporation, governmental agency or similar institution may join and appoint representatives who are professionally qualified by education or experience and devote at least 50 percent of their working time to public relations activities. The organization pays the dues and owns the membership.

Multiple Professional Institutional

Any organization, corporation, governmental agency or similar institution may join and appoint several representatives who are professionally qualified by education or experience, devote at least 50 percent of their working time to public relations activities and are employed in the same location (building). In addition to lower annual dues, multi-professional members are eligible for lower annual conference registration fees. The organization pays the dues and owns the membership.

Retired Professional Membership

Any professional member who has retired from the full time practice of public relations for profit and has reached 62 years of age or more, shall be eligible for retired professional membership.

Life Membership

Any member of the association who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the profession and the association at both the state and local level, upon the recommendation of the Past President’s Council to the Board of Directors, followed by unanimous vote of both the board and the membership present at any regular meeting, shall be eligible for life membership. Life members shall not be liable for dues or assessments.

Student-to-Professional Membership

Any person professionally qualified by education, who has graduated within the past 12 months from an accredited college or university with a degree in the related field of public relations/communications, devotes at least 50 percent or more of his/her working time to public relations activities, and pays his/her own dues shall be eligible for the student-to-professional membership. This membership is available for a maximum of one year from date of joining.

Non-Voting Memberships

Allied

Any person, either as an individual or representative of a firm or corporation, interested in the activities of the association and in an allied field of the public relations profession, is eligible for allied membership. As with professional memberships, if the individual pays the dues, he or she owns the membership. If an organization pays, the membership belongs to the organization.

Associate

A person professionally or academically qualified for professional membership, but who is temporarily not actively engaged in a public relations position. This membership is available for a maximum of one year.

Student

Full-time students enrolled in accredited institutions of learning and interested in public relations. Student memberships run from September 1 – August 31.


Return completed application to the FPRA State Office located at: 40 Sarasota Center Blvd., Suite 107, Sarasota, FL 34240 or email to [email protected] or fax to (941) 906-1556.


For more information, contact Stefanie Stricklin, Director of Membership, at [email protected].