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The Institute of Public Relations, Ghana (IPR) is the sole  professional body for Public Relations practitioners in Ghana. Amongst its roles, IPR exists to provide a professional structure for the

practice of Public Relations and enhance the ability and status of its members as professional practitioners.


The Institute was established in 1972 as the Public Relations Association of Ghana (PRAG). PRAG was re-organised and a new Constitution, Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Standards and

Bye-Laws were  adopted on December 6th 1991 which transformed PRAG into the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana (IPR). IPR was consequently registered as a professional body under the Professional Bodies Registration Degree, (NRCD 143) of 1973.

The Governing Council headed by a President, holds office for a period of two years. It maintains a secretariat headed by an Executive Secretary


To promote a forward looking PR body for increased stakeholder value


To consolidate and established IPR as a distinctive, respectable and proactive professional body giving direction to PR practitioners and students in Ghana.

Strategic Thrusts

  • Develop IPR’s image as 1st class training and professional body
  • Build membership confidence
  • Manage relationships with corporate members
  • Manage relationships with government and media agencies to ensure desired favourable responses
  • Ensure training programmes impact on quality of delivery of members

Corporate Values “image is everything”

  • Provide adequate and on time information for members.
  • Ensure quality and excellence in the delivery of programmes
  • Feed innovation and efficiency into activities and plans.
  • Exhibit integrity and trust in our dealings.
  • Promote continuous learning for members.
  • Facilitate responsible social and professional networking locally and globally amongst members.
  • Encourage an environment of world class
  • professionalism in the area of PR / Communications

Strategic Functions

-          Provide a professional structure for the practice of Public Relations.

-          Enhance the ability and status of members as professional practitioners.

-          Provide opportunities for members to meet and exchange views / ideas.

-          Offer a range of services of professional and or personal benefit to members.

-          Maintain a healthy and beneficial international relationships / affiliations for the benefit of members.

-          Build public confidence and respect in IPR, Ghana.

-          Contribute to national image building agenda while serving the general community.

Our objective:

To run a respected institution training PR professionals and strengthening the professional capabilities of members to effectively take on the PR needs of corporate institutions, government and high profile individuals. We aim to make PR and communications the most fashionable, must have profession in Ghana by working towards rigid recruitment processes which will employ the right people in the right jobs.


The Institute of Public Relations, Ghana is the sole professional body that provides the underlisted services:

-          Offer professional development programmes to define, structure and enhance public relations practice

-          Provide platform for the indebt discussions of professional interest challenges

-          Recruit and assist in recruiting public relations professionals for corporate institutions on request.

-          Interact with corporate members on identifiable public relations issues.

-          Provide a pool of Public Relations experts / consultants.

-          Provide customized training for corporate institutions on public relations and communications




There are six (6) categories of membership as follows:

a) Fellow:

This category is conferred on local or foreign Public relations individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of Public Relations.

b) Accredited:

An Accredited shall be a final level certificate holder of the Institute who shall be recognized as a fully qualified Public Relations professional. Such member shall use the initials “APR” (meaning Accredited Public Relations Practitioner) after his or her name.

c) Associate:

An Associate shall be a Level I certificate holder of the Institute who shall be recognized as a Technician – based skill practitioner yet to obtain professional status. Such member shall work under supervision.

d) Affiliate:

An Affiliate shall be prior level of entry into membership of the Institute.

e) Student:

A Student member is an individual studying public relations, marketing, journalism or communications.

f)  Corporate:

An institution shall be considered for admission into this category of membership provided that institution has either an Accredited or Associate member of the institute on its staff.

You are kindly invited to contact the Secretariat for membership formalities and to have a feel of the professional services of the Institute