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Requirements for membership in the Public Relations Peer Group

Please note that requirements for credits, number of programs, number of hours or days, or percentages of time spent (as outlined below) are requirements which must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works.

Active Status:

Current employment in a communications and media relations function at the equivalent of the publicist level or above for at least twenty-four (24) months of accumulated work within the past four (4) years by a content production company, distribution company, or platform (or at an agency working on such a client's behalf) strategizing and pitching earned media coverage to publicize nationally-exhibited content, as opposed to individual performances.


A qualified body of work relevant to the peer group that warrants a waiver of the above requirements.

Some areas of work that do not meet the criteria for this peer group include:

  • Talent relations
  • Red carpet logistics
  • Social media management
  • Photo/asset management
  • Personal publicists – eligible to join the Professional Representatives Peer Group

Associate Status:

Extended to persons in the above job descriptions who have at least one year of relevant experience, or to those whose primary function are awards publicists who do not otherwise meet the above requirement.

updated 10.24.19

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