Benefits


By joining PRSA, you make a sound investment in your future. Consider these member benefits.  The society’s programs and services – designed to give you the best possible return on your investment – focus on several areas that help you add value to your organization, and advance your career as well as the profession overall. Programs and services include:

  • Networking
  • Professional education and enrichment 
  • Awards, best practices and peer recognition
  • Professional accreditation
  • Mutual support from the local PR community
  • Educational, training, and technical training expertise, publications and other resources

Professional Certification
PRSA’s Accreditation program offers a great combination of member benefits – certified validation of your professional knowledge and recognition as a leader in your field. Successful completion of the process results in the awarding of the prestigious APR (Accredited in Public Relations) designation, a symbol of your experience and competence.

Publications
As a member benefit, part of your dues covers subscriptions to information-packed publications that present the latest public relations news and trends, provide commentary on challenging issues facing the profession, and offer useful networking information. You’ll receive Public Relations Tactics, The Public Relations Strategist and three directories – The Blue Book (Register issue), The Green Book (Guide to Public Relations Service Organizations) and The Red Book (Guide to Public Relations Firms).

Connect to Your Peers
PRSA has 109 chapters, in 10 districts, that enable you to learn with, and from, colleagues in your area. Chapter participation allows you to share ideas, practice your skills, and expand your personal and professional contacts. As a chapter member you can attend monthly meetings, join committees and volunteer your expertise, and participate in local workshops and seminars.

Public Relations Society of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter