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Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

Tenacity. Dedication. Professionalism.

Demonstrate your mastery of strategic communications with accreditation or a certificate developed by PRSA and the Universal Accreditation Board.


For Experienced PR Pros

Showcase your hard-earned knowledge and commitment to life-long learning by attaining your Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).


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For Military Communications Experts

Prove that you are ready for anything in military public affairs by earning the Accreditation in Public Relations + Military Communication (APR+M).

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For College Seniors and Recent Grads Certificate in PR

Show employers you mean business by adding the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations to your resume.

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The Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) is a diverse group of educators, military public affairs personnel, and public relations and communication professionals who oversee the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) program. While the job titles and experiences of board members may or may not say “public relations,” their assorted backgrounds and participation in various organizations are vital to supporting Accreditation.