PRSA-LA is your local career connection to the world’s largest and most prestigious association for public relations professionals. Whether you are a student, a mid-career professional or a seasoned veteran, PRSA-LA has something to keep you a step ahead in communications strategies and skills.

National Membership Dues:

Full Member: $290 ($65 Initiation Fee and $225 Annual Dues)

Associate Member: No Initiation Fees, Annual Dues as follows: Less than 1 year experience: $115; Less than 2 years experience: $155; Graduate Students: $60; PRSSA Graduates: $60. After two years, Associate members will be upgraded to Full members. Graduate students may remain Associate members for up to six years provided they are full-time matriculated students.

Los Angeles Chapter Membership Dues:

Full Member – $95; Associate Member – $25 (No Initiation Fee)

You must become a member of PRSA National in order to become a member of the local Los Angeles Chapter. Dues for PRSA Los Angeles may be paid with your national dues at the time of your initial application or annual renewal.As a member of PRSA Los Angeles you will receive discounts on most PRSA events, as well as discounted entry fees for our annual PRism Awards, along with many other membership benefits.

For more information on PRSA and the benefits of membership, please visit http://www.prsa.org/membership/joinlandingpage.html.  You may apply for membership directly online, or download the application.  Remember to add in your chapter dues of $95 (Regular status) or $25 (Associate status). Once PRSA has approved your membership application, it will be forwarded to PRSA Los Angeles Chapter for final processing.  The process takes approximately 30 – 45 days to complete.

Top 10 Benefits of PRSA Los Angeles Membership

1. Marketability
PRSA can help you develop and expand your marketable skills. Our Los Angeles chapter offers programs discussing new strategies, techniques and trends to strengthen and broaden your professional knowledge.

2. Monthly Meetings
A PRSA member survey ranked networking opportunities as among the top values of membership. In Los Angeles, you can network with public relations peers at our monthly meetings, At Breakfast With (featuring media representatives), or special interest group events at discounted rates. Join us and learn from some of the industry’s most influential professionals.

3. PRSA-LA Web Site
PRSA Los Angeles Web site provides members with information on meetings and activities, member accomplishments, industry insights and more.

4. Job Bank
PRSA-LA’s Job Listing informs members to new employment opportunities.  The listing is free to all PRSA Los Angeles members.

5. Membership Directory
Our online membership directory is a valuable resource for connecting you with Los Angeles’ top public relations professionals. PRSA colleagues are a valuable source of professional advice and assistance.

6. Accreditation
The Accredited Public Relations (APR) program is the only nationally recognized certification program in the field. PRSA-LA supports the program by offering a one-day preparation seminar prior to the annual test. Although accreditation is open to members with at least five years of public relations experience, the one-day seminar is open to all PR practitioners.

7. Seminars and Workshops
PRSA Los Angeles offers several professional development opportunities throughout the year.

8. Recognition
Participation in our annual Prism Awards program enhances your professional reputation and builds recognition for your talent and experience. The PRism Awards honor those professionals who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the profession.

9.  Referral Program
Online listings of members with their specialties and types of clients that is accessed by potential clients searching for a pr firm or independent practitioner.

10.  Special Interest Sections
Whether you are a Young Professional, an Independent Practioner, or in the entertainment segment of the public relations profession, there is a special interest section for you.  Meetings are targeted to specific needs within that group and networking opportunities are unique.