The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to “make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.” Our membership collectively represents more than 30,000 members comprised of communications professionals spanning every industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Find the right membership level for you to determine the dues you will pay to the national PRSA as well as the local San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter dues.


PRSA National Membership Levels & Dues

PRSA membership options are based on your professional experience. Dues are billed annually at your enrollment anniversary date, unless you enroll in one of the different payment plan options available.

 Regular: Professional with two or more years’ experience; $260 annually + $65 initial fee 

Associate 3: Professional with two to three years’ experience; $200 annually 

Associate 2: Professional with one to two years’ experience; $155 annually 

Associate 1: Professional with less than one years’ experience; $115 annually 

Retired: Retiree from the profession; $35 annually 

Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate: Young professional who has graduated within the past two years and who was a PRSSA member while in school; $60 annually

Associate Member, Graduate Student: Full-time graduate student working toward a public relations or communications degree; $60 annually 

Group: Sign up your team of 5 or more members and receive customized membership and special benefits

Former PRSA Member: Reinstate your membership; $260 annually + $35 reinstatement fee


PRSA Membership Application


San Diego/ Imperial Counties Chapter Membership Dues

Enhance your PRSA experience by also joining our local chapter. Be sure to select San Diego/Imperial Counties (SDIC) when you join PRSA.

The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter* dues are a flat amount each year; $60 annually.

*To join a Chapter, you must have an active PRSA national membership.