Become a Member

Application Procedure and Fee

Applicant has to complete the Application Form, and indicate the name of proposer (if any) who is a current member of PRPA. The membership sub-committee will review the application and report to the Executive Committee for final approval. Applicant can be a member of the Association if the application is successful. Entrance fee and annual fee will have to be paid upon completion of application procedures. If the payment has not been settled within one month without any written notification with sound reason(s), the application will be considered invalid.

Approval of membership will be subject to the discretion of the Executive Committee, without stating any reason.

 

Membership Fee

Membership fee for new member includes a one-off entrance fee as well as an annual fee. From the second year onwards, an annual fee will be incurred upon membership renewal.

Entrance Fee (one-off)

  • Full & Associate & Student Member HK$ 200
  • Corporate Member HK$ 1,500

Annual Fee (one-year)

  • Full Member HK$ 700
  • Associate Member HK$ 400
  • Student Member HK$ 140
  • Corporate Member HK$ 2,100

Annual Fee (two-year)

  • Full Member HK$ 1,200
  • Associate Member HK$ 700
  • Student Member HK$ 230
  • Corporate Member HK$3,700

For administrative purpose, membership expiration date for members is set on a quarterly basis, i.e. end of March, end of June, end of Sept or end of Dec in the following year, depending on the date of joining. This is set by giving no less than 12 months' first-year membership upon completion of the membership application processing procedures.

PRPA will issue renewal notice to members one month prior to the expiry of their membership. Associate Members who then have more than two years' experience in public relations will be given notice to have their membership upgraded to Full Member status.

Membership status will be suspended for members who do not renew their membership three months after the expiry date. This 3-month period is given to members as a grace period after which if no sound reason(s) is(are) given to the Association, their membership status will be suspended and they will have to re-apply to the Association as new members.

 

Note on Membership Data

Distribution of edm: PRPA will distribute event circulars, e-newsletters, job-openings and other promotional edm of the Association to members via email.

PRPA's Declaration: PRPA membership data (based on the information you supplied in the application form) will be used only for PRPA's communications/ activities or our joint activities with other organizations. Under no circumstances shall we release members' data directly to a third party without their prior approval.

Corporate Member (1-year)

An organization from the public or commercial sector or relevant industries who is interested in public relations industry. Every Corporate Member shall have the right to nominate up to six persons to enjoy the same services and privileges rendered to individual members except voting rights and eligibility to hold office in the Executive Committee. Each Corporate Member has the right to nominate one representative to cast one vote in the general meetings.

HKD 2100 / 12 months
Corporate Member (2-year)

An organization from the public or commercial sector or relevant industries who is interested in public relations industry. Every Corporate Member shall have the right to nominate up to six persons to enjoy the same services and privileges rendered to individual members except voting rights and eligibility to hold office in the Executive Committee. Each Corporate Member has the right to nominate one representative to cast one vote in the general meetings.

HKD 3700 / 24 months
Full Member (1-year)

A person who subscribes to the objectives of the Association and is a practicing professional working in an in-house capacity or in professional consultancies with no less than two years of relevant experience. A Full Member is eligible to vote and hold office in the Executive Committee.

HKD 700 / 12 months
Full Member (2-year)

A person who subscribes to the objectives of the Association and is a practicing professional working in an in-house capacity or in professional consultancies with no less than two years of relevant experience. A Full Member is eligible to vote and hold office in the Executive Committee.

HKD 1200 / 24 months
Associate Member (1-year)

A person from the public or commercial sector or relevant industries who is interested in public relations industry, or for those with less than two years’ public relations working experience. An Associate Member enjoys the benefits and privileges rendered to a Full Member with the exception of voting rights and the eligibility to hold office in the Executive Committee.

HKD 400 / 12 months
Associate Member (2-year)

A person from the public or commercial sector or relevant industries who is interested in public relations industry, or for those with less than two years’ public relations working experience. An Associate Member enjoys the benefits and privileges rendered to a Full Member with the exception of voting rights and the eligibility to hold office in the Executive Committee.

HKD 700 / 24 months
Student Member (1-year)

Full-time student majors in public relations, corporate communications, translation or equivalent disciplines in any recognized institutions and is recommended by one Full Member or one Life Member or one Founding Member and approved by the Executive Committee. Student Member has no right to vote.

HKD 140 / 12 months
Student Member (2-year)

Full-time student majors in public relations, corporate communications, translation or equivalent disciplines in any recognized institutions and is recommended by one Full Member or one Life Member or one Founding Member and approved by the Executive Committee. Student Member has no right to vote.

HKD 230 / 24 months