What is the APR?
The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) allows experienced PR pros to showcase their hard-earned knowledge, and demonstrate their commitment to life-long learning in the field.Accreditation sets standards of practice, legitimizes our profession and builds accountability by identifying those who have demonstrated broad business and communications knowledge, strategic perspective and sound professional judgment in the field. The four-step process includes completing an application, participating in a readiness review, taking a computer-based exam, and maintaining your accreditation every three years. To get started, click here.
Maintenance – It’s Easier Than You Think
To maintain your APR, all you have to do is accumulate 10 points. Leadership in your Chapter or participating organization (PO) counts, whether at the committee or board levels. Points also are available for attending or leading seminars and workshops, publishing articles, mentoring a potential APR on their road to Accreditation, teaching an APR review class, etc.
Maintaining your credential is easy, keeps you active and current in the profession and speaks to your role as a leader within our profession. For more information, click here.
APR Boot Camp November 2015!
APR Boot Camp is held just prior to and in conjunction with the PRSA International Conference each fall. For 2015, the Conference will open Nov. 8–10 in Atlanta, Georgia, and the APR Boot Camp will be Nov. 4–7. Save the date…more details will be available this summer.