Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)
As a skilled public relations professional, you know that your success is dependent on staying relevant, resourceful, and inspired.
The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential certifies your drive, professionalism, and principles, setting you apart from your peers and positioning you as a leader and mentor in the competitive public relations field.
Ready to start your Accreditation journey? Here are the key steps:
Complete the monitored, online exam.
In addition to APR, the following programs are available
For College Seniors and Recent Grads
Show employers you mean business by adding the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations to your resume.
Going through the Accreditation process not only made me a better practitioner, but also made me realize that I was capable of doing so much more for my career. It was a challenging process but it has changed the way I think and execute.
Sara Robbins, APR — Director of Social Media, KPS3
APR+M has made me a stronger leader, communicator and positioned me to effectively assist with mentoring the next generation of public relations and public affairs professionals.
Lt. Col. Christian Patterson, APR+M, Fellow PRSA — Director of Communications, U.S. Army ERDC Vicksburg, Mississippi
My APR gives me the confidence to help me work from a strategic point of view. It reminds me only to make the best ethical choices for my company and its audiences. Because of my APR, I am equipped to practice communications in any industry.
Ivy Johnson, APR — Senior Account Executive, MP&F Strategic Communications