How to Become a Member

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Joining PRSA Bluegrass Chapter gives you the opportunity to connect with other public relations professionals in and around Louisville, discounted rates to attend our monthly professional development programs, networking events and awards programs and more. In addition to Bluegrass Chapter Member Benefits, your membership to the national PRSA organization will provide:

  • Access to the free PRSA resource library with tips on writing, measurement, case studies and crisis management
  • Access to a library of professional development webinars, seminars and more, many online programs are free
  • Profitable networking opportunities
  • Discounts on monthly luncheons, workshops, publications and more
  • Subscriptions to The Public Relations Strategistand Public Relations Tactics
  • Job search assistance
  • Leadership opportunities

Annual dues for the Bluegrass PRSA chapter are $55. To become a member of the Bluegrass Chapter, join the national PRSA organization (membership rates vary based on years of experience in the field). Apply online at the national PRSA chapter website. If you are interested in group membership for 8 or more, e-mail Need help getting your employer on board?

For local assistance or more information, please contact Erin Herndon, chapter administrator,

Member (M) 
Two or more years of experience in public relations. $255 annual dues, plus one-time initiation fee of $65.

Associate Member
One to two years of experience in public relations. After one year of membership at this level, members are automatically upgraded to Member. $155 annual dues.

Associate Member
Less than one year experience in public relations. After one year of membership,  members are automatically upgraded to the next level of Associate Member. $115 annual dues.

Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate (AMPG)
You must be an active PRSSA member at the time of graduation. Your application must be submitted within two years of graduating or up to five months before graduation. AMPG Members are automatically upgraded to Member after two years of membership. $60 annual dues.

Associate Member, Graduate Student (AMGS)
You must be enrolled full time in an advanced degree program for the purpose of teaching or practicing public relations. Proof of full-time matriculation must be submitted with your application. You may remain an AMGS member for a maximum of six years, as long as you are a full-time student. $60 annual dues.

Group Membership
Groups of eight or more individuals from the same organization receive special benefits and discounted rates on first-year dues. Benefits available only to groups include one annual invoice and the transferability of memberships. Although a group membership may include current members, at least six members of the group must be new to PRSA or lapsed members of more than one year. Group members may be in various locales. Each group member receives all PRSA member benefits. For more information, please e-mail