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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.

The APR:

  • Asserts professional competence
  • Communicates professional expertise, plus personal and professional dedication and values
  • Reflects progressive public relations industry practices and high standards


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APR Types

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

Military public affairs professionals can earn 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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APR Promotion and Renewal

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When I went for my APR, I wasn’t exactly sure what I would get out of it. Going through the exam preparation and learning that I had earned the Accreditation reinforced a sense of pride in, and commitment to, my profession — and to my own growth and development.

Rosanna M. Fiske, APR, Fellow PRSA — Wells Fargo & Company, Vice President, Corporate Communications Leader Florida & Southeast Regions

Getting my APR after working in the PR profession for close to 20 years made me excited about my career all over again. Although I obtained my APR for my own professional growth, I hope that my clients and partners recognize that the certification brings value to the work that I do on their behalf.

Annabel Beyra, APR — Partner/Co-founder, Fusion Communications

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