Free Certificate in Principles of Public Relations and APR Test Prep Sessions With NJCU and MU – April 2017

aprOur April coaching sessions are fast approaching for BOTH public relations professionals seeking their APR and college students preparing for the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations. Join us April 8, 15 and 22, 2017 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.

Professionals seeking to earn the APR must have at least five years of professional experience. Students seeking the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations must take the test six months before OR after graduation.

To participate in these sessions, please contact Prof. Simoes at or Prof. Harris (MU), or email Dr. Rennie (NJCU) at before March 24, 2017. 

Prior to the sessions, review the appropriate Study Guide (Certificate and APR links below) and bring it with you (in a binder) to the sessions, along with a notebook, pen, and laptop.

The NJ Coaching Sessions include three meetings (one is a group study session). All sessions are held at (centrally located) Monmouth University, Jules Plangere Center (Room 222) in West Long Branch and run from 9 am – 1:00 pm.

Saturday, April 8      

  • Getting Started/Materials
  • Theory and History
  • The PR Program/Planning

 Saturday, April 15      

  • Group Study Session
  • Candidates Only

 Saturday, April 22

  • Research
  • Ethics/Laws
  • Other Topics (Media/Social/More)

FOR Public Relations Students:  #StandOutInPR 

PRSA offers a Certificate in Principles of Public Relations for undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

 Students must:

  • Be a public relations (or related major) and have a faculty member certify your major (see application on line/link below).
  • Be within six months of graduation (before or after).
  • Be a member of PRSSA or be an affiliate member (if your campus does not have a PRSSA Chapter).
  • Take a formal preparatory course (our FREE class!).
  • Pay $125 exam fee, plus a $25 exam registration fee. Check with your school/program chair for details.

All you need to know about the examination is available at

Please print out the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations Study Guide. 

Forms and fees must be collected by ONE faculty member at your university/college. If you are a student without a faculty mentor or attend a university without a PRSSA Chapter, contact Dr. Kathleen Rennie at 908-851-0804 to discuss how you can STILL prepare for and take the Certificate examination!

If you decide to take the exam, it must be taken at a local testing center within six months of your graduation.

This GREAT, differentiating credentialing opportunity will seriously amp up your resume AND get you pre-gamed for eventually taking the APR (five years post-graduation).

FOR Public Relations Professionals:  #ItTakesAPRo





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