Why Join NAPRCA?

October 5, 2017  |  JOIN PRCA NOW

PRCA gives plenty of ways for members to meet PR peers, exchange ideas, and become more involved in the organization and community.


Membership Dues

Active (Open to full-time professionals, academics, or those spending at least 50% of work time on communication duties) – $120*

Associate (Open to vendors and those who do not currently work in the field but wish to network)  – $140*

Student (Open to full-time undergraduate college students. NOTE: Must join through local student chapter if one exists) – $25

Sustaining (For currently and actively retired PR practitioners) – $25

*Includes $15 non-refundable application fee. Anyone joining October – December will pay a full year’s dues with membership extending through year-end of the next calendar year. Once your application is received and approved, you will receive an invoice via PayPal.


Questions about payment method? Haven’t received your invoice? E-mail NAPRCA VP of Membership Lori Miller.

Benefits of Membership

Monthly luncheons, professional workshops, annual conferences and social events give members many opportunities to share and grow.

Professional Development
Meetings, workshops and annual conferences showcase engaging, informative speakers talking about topics of interest to all levels of PR professionals. Plus, we strive to host at least one local professional development workshop each year and the state hosts at least one workshop open to all PRCA members. Workshops are open to non-members, but PRCA members usually receive a discounted rate.

Online Statewide Membership Directory
Become a member and get access to the four-state regional membership directory. To access, click on the Members Only tab on the SPRF website, and use your login information. If you do not know your login information, reach out to the chapter’s VP Membership.

At our annual state conference, PRCA recognizes our members’ best work with Medallion Awards. The regional Southern Public Relations Federation also honors members with Lantern Awards.

North Alabama chapter needs leaders to fill the board each year and there are a variety of committees upon which to serve. The state PRCA organization has more opportunities for leadership. Special events like the state conference and community service projects give other opportunities to serve. If you are interested, alert your local Board and let them know about your interest.

Code of Ethics
All members of PRCA have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics and do their part to uphold and further the state of the public relations profession. Review the Code of Ethics on the SPRF website.

Once meeting a few simple criteria, members can take a nationally recognized, universal accreditation exam — that means more recognition and often, more pay. Find out more at the PRCA site on accreditation. Accredited members are designated by the initials “APR” after their names.

Community Service
PRCA often selects local non-profit organizations to receive free public relations assistance with promotional campaigns, event planning, media relations, communication material and communication strategy. We do not provide fund-raising support.

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