Membership options are based on your career experience. When you join PRSA you become part of a community of communications professionals nationwide spanning every industry sector.

Membership Types
To join PRSA Puget Sound, you must be a member of PRSA National. National and Chapter dues are collected through PRSA National. The dues are:

  • National Member: $260 annually plus a one-time $65 initiation fee for professionals with 3 years' or more experience
  • Associate Member:  
    -Less than 3 years, but more than 2-years experience: $200 annually  
    -Less than 2 years, but more than 1-year experience: $155 annually  
    -Less than 1-year experience: 
    $115 annually
  • Associate PRSSA Member: $60 annually for PRSSA members who transfer their membership within 2-years of graduating * 
  • Associate Graduate Student Member: $60 annually for full-time graduate students 
  • PRSA Puget Sound Chapter Member: $55 annually (NOTE: You must join/be a member or associate member of PRSA National via the designations above in order to become a member of PRSA Puget Sound).

* (PRSSA) students and young professionals who qualify for the low Associate Member rate when applying for PRSA National ($60), will have the opportunity to receive free dues for the first year in the Puget Sound Chapter (a value of $55). View the application form to learn about this easy process and how to submit your application.

Additional Membership Options:

  • Groups: If you have five or more members, sign up for a Group Membership.
  • Reinstating Member: If you are a former PRSA member, join as a Reinstating Member ($260 annual dues plus a one-time $35 reinstatement fee). Contact us for more information.
  • Retirement Status: If you have been a member in good standing for at least five years, you may qualify for Retirement Status ($50 annual National dues and $10 Chapter dues). Contact us for more information.
  • Members Emeriti: PRSA honors and respects the loyalty of our long-term members, who have served the profession with distinction. Contact us for more information.
  • In Between Jobs: Those currently unemployed may receive annual membership at 50%, waived reinstatement fees and complimentary membership in the Independent Practioner Alliance. Additional details may be found here
  • Financial Hardship Plan: For those who have been members of PRSA for 3 or more years, who are not currently working and are experiencing financial hardship, may apply to receive 50% off national membership. Additional details may be found here