Join a vibrant community of public relations professionals. Our members represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. It is National PRSA policy that local chapter members (either new or renewing) must also be National chapter members.

Do you want to grow your network of contacts, expand your knowledge, and advance in your career? Then you can benefit from joining PRSA. PRSA offers professional development programs and industry conferences. Plus all webinars are now offered FREE to members. These webinars cost $200 for non-members. PRSA national’s periodicals, daily news updates and blogs help you stay on top of emerging trends and industry news. Our easily searchable database provides instant access to research, articles and white papers. We also offer the industry’s only accreditation program: the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) program. Job seekers can post their resume for free, obtain salary advice, read career descriptions, subscribe to job feeds and job alerts and discover resume tips. Join this month and receive these great membership promotions today.  Use promotion codes listed below. Click Here to join now!

Membership Options Are Based On Your Experience in the Profession 

Do you have two or more years’ experience in public relations? 
Join as a Member ($255 annual dues plus a one-time $65 initiation fee).
Do you have one to two years' experience in public relations? 
Join as an Associate Member ($155 annual dues). Receive a FREE New Professionals Section membership with promo code AM14.

Do you have less than one year of experience in public relations? 
Join as an Associate Member ($115 annual dues). Receive a FREE New Professionals Section membership with promo code AM14.

Were you a PRSSA member? And did you graduate within the past two years? 
Join as an Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate ($60 annual dues). Receive a FREE New Professionals Section membership with promo code AM14.

Are you a full-time graduate student working toward a public relations degree? 
Join as an Associate Member, Graduate Student ($60 annual dues). Receive a FREE New Professionals Section membership with promo code AM14.

Are you a former member of PRSA?  
Join as a Reinstating Member ($255 annual dues plus a one-time $35 reinstatement fee).
Are you part of an organization that has five (5) or more individuals interested in joining?
A group membership offers special benefits and discounted rates on first year dues. Contact Group Membership at for more information.

Are you retired?
Members who have been in good standing for at least five years may qualify for retirement status ($50 annual dues). You must be employed less than 50 percent of the time. Contact Membership at for more information.  


Ready to join?  Let’s get started! (This link takes you to PRSA National. You will be able to join theSan Francisco chapter at the same time that you join National. Please join PRSA National in order to join the local chapter.)

Join the local San Francisco Chapter (PRSA-SF)
Local Membership: You must be a member of the National Chapter of PRSA to join. To join or renew your National and/or Local membership, please visit the Membership section at

For special San Francisco chapter memberships, including Corporate, Young Professional, or Retiree, please contact John Vernon at

Quarterly Payment Program

Current members can pay their National and Professional Interest Section dues in four quarterly payments. To participate, click here.

Hardship Program

You may qualify for 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

PRSA Group Membership

Invest in your organization’s success with a PRSA group membership. Exclusive benefits include:

  • Quarterly newsletters and periodic updates.
    Keep your team current with the latest tools PRSA has to offer, along with special offers and promotions for group members.
  • Membership benefit training. Demonstrate to your staff the fastest and most efficient ways to utilize PRSA’s online resources,including online publications, the MyPRSA membership profile center and our database of award-winning case studies and research.
  • Customized online group discussion forums. Group members can find the latest PRSA news, resources, announcements and thought-leading discussion topics.
  • Free one-year Chapter membership or waived initiation fee. For every member from
  •  your team with two or more years of public relations experience who joins, we will waive either their first-year
    Chapter membership dues or our $65 one-time initiation fee, whichever will provide your organization with the greatest savings.
  • Discounts. Group members receive a 10 percent discount on all PRSA Professional Development events, which include seminars, the annual PRSA International Conference and various specialty conferences throughout the year.

Group membership requires at least eight individuals from your organization. To take advantage of a PRSA group membership, or for a cost estimate, contact PRSA Member Services or call (212) 460-1400.