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Certificate of Practice Points Guide

PRINZ Certificate of Practice

Certificate of Practice Points Guide

CPD Points Guide
Complete your personal CPD Plan and then earn points for participating in CPD activities. On completion of 60 CPD points, a Certificate of Practice is awarded for achievement of the year’s goals.
You earn credits for any verified CPD activities both internal and external to PRINZ. All PRINZ activities are uploaded to your individual CPD profile automatically. Verification of activity external to PRINZ may be requested during the annual audit in March. Please ensure you keep hold of all verification documents as you may be randomly selected as part of the audit.
This CPD Points Guide is simply a guide; please contact PRINZ if you have questions about additional activity that may be professional development relevant to public relations and communication management.

2 Points
PRINZ Webinar attendee
Learning Lunch

4 Points
Facilitator for a half day CPD course
Attending a PRINZ event (education and networking 1 hour)

5 Points
PRINZ Membership
Half day CPD course
Speaker at a PRINZ event
Developing new skills: webinar creation, research, editing, finance, community consultation, video production, etc. (5 credits / 10 hours or 1 credit / 2 hours)
PRINZ Awards entrant
APR Viva Voce interviewer

8 Points
Facilitator for a full day CPD course

10 Points
Full day CPD course
Member of a PRINZ working group (project-based e.g. Conference)
PRINZ Awards judge
Learning Lunch facilitator
Senior Professional Event

15 Points
Member of Divisional Committee or Special Interest Group
Member of the College of Fellows Executive
Activity that leads to the development of the profession ambassador, advocate, participation in development of a practice area (e.g. ethics, law)
PRINZ Mentor
PRINZ Mentee

20 Points
Member of the PRINZ Board
Two day CPD Course

30 Points
PRINZ Conference – 2 days

40 Points
Successful completion of PRINZ APR (credits awarded in year of completion)


Other public relations activities or from other related industries
All points claimed from activity external to PRINZ must be verifiable. Please keep your verification documents, as you may be randomly selected for audit in March.

Note: ‘Related industry’ means an industry related to Public Relations, for example: marketing, advertising, research, HR. If you would like to discuss a different industry let us know. Please highlight the communication aspect of the activity in the ‘notes’ section when uploading a new CPD record.

2 Points
Event attendee
Reading a relevant book (summary/book review of content required)
Research online into an area of public relations or communications management
Webinar attendee
Published blog post (industry relevant)
Holding a professional development session in your workplace based on the topic of Ethics (host or attendee = 2 credits for a 60 minute session)
Volunteer for Community Comms Collective (2 credits per hour or 30 credits per year)
Ethics research (1 per hour)

4 Points
Half day course attendance (related industry)
Associated industry membership
Undertaking self-directed reading and research on the topic of Ethics (PRINZ Research & Insight online hosts an ‘Ethics Centre’ with resources to assist your research) 4 hours = 4 credits
Organising an industry related event

5 Points
Speaker at industry related event
Presenting on the topic of Ethics to students or in-house
Presenting a lecture on a relevant topic – 1 hour
Developing new skills: webinar creation, research, editing, finance, community consultation, video production, etc. (5 credits per 10 hours, or 1 point per 2 hours)
Awards entry submitted

8 Points
Full day course attendance (related industry)
Industry related mentor

10 Points
Associated industry Board or Council member
MCSA student mentor
Activity that leads to the development of a business (e.g short business course)

15 Points
Activity that leads to the development of the profession: ambassador, advocate, participation in development of a practice area (e.g. ethics, law, privacy)
Non-PRINZ PR or communication management conference attendance (2 days)

30 Points
University / Tertiary paper completed – PR, communication management or associated sector
A year of major project volunteer for Community Comms Collective
World PR Forum attendance – 3 days

40 Points
Master of Public Relations (MPPR) achieved
Post Graduate study completion

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