Membership in PRAL

Membership in PRAL is open to professionals engaged in the practice of public relations in Louisiana as well as university students in public relations or a related program.PRAL membership dues and application requirements are set at the chapter level, and range from $60 to $75 per year. Most chapters offer a student membership rate. Membership in local chapters includes membership in the state organziation and in the regional Southern Public Relations Federation.

With Professional and Student Membership opportunities, here's what PRAL membership can offer you:

  • Stay Connected and on Top of the Local PR Scene with monthly luncheon meetings and networking gathierings through local membership in one five member chapters throughout the state. Learn about new job openings and career opportunities throughout Louisiana.

  • Hone Your Skills with high-quality, affordable professional development workshops, seminars and webinars offered through PRAL as well as the regional SPRF conference featuring some of the nation's top public relations professionals.
  • Get Recognized for Your Work through participation in annual awards programs including the Professional Achievement Award, Educator of the Year Award, the SPRF Hall of Fame, Lantern Awards Program, Senior Practioner Designation and PRAL state Student Scholarships.
  • Become Accredited in Public Relations! As an affiliate of the Southern Public Relations Federation, which belongs to the Universal Accreditation Board, PRAL members are able to earn and maintain their APR (Accredited in Public Relations) status. 
  • Showcase Your Professionalism! PRAL provides its members with a Public Relations Code of Ethics as a standard for the ethical practice of public relations.


Can’t find a chapter near you? Contact us about joining as an associate member.

Interested in starting a PRAL chapter in your area? Let us know and we can help you get started.