Want to add more credibility to your name? How about three letters? APR.
The time is now. Get Accredited.
you have been thinking about joining the ranks of thousands of
practitioners across the U.S. that have earned their Accreditation in
Public Relations (APR), the time is now.
who have successfully completed PRSA’s voluntary certification program
have said it’s added to their PR knowledge base, made them more credible
in the field and enhanced their desire to continue practicing and
studying public relations. APR is not just three letters to put behind
your name. It’s proof that you have demonstrated broad knowledge,
experience and professional judgment in the public relations field. It
also signifies your commitment to study for and prepare for the
Readiness Review and written test—the two requirements in achieving APR.
PRSA member in good standing can earn Accreditation. However, it is
recommended that candidates have at least five years of experience in
the full-time practice or teaching of public relations and have earned
either a bachelor’s degree in a communication-specific field (e.g.,
public relations, journalism, mass communication) or have equivalent
work experience, which includes public relations principles, public
relations writing, public relations campaigns, research, ethics and law
and internship (practical experience under supervision).
The Accreditation program is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of nine leading industry organizations, including PRSA.