ACCREDITATION IN PUBLIC RELATIONS (APR)
Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning an APR takes your skills to the next level by exposing you to today’s cutting‐edge strategies and practices, assessing your skills to identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to excellence.
Pursuing the APR gives you direct access to top public relations leaders—APR holders who will guide you through the process of achieving the accreditation—and provides the tools you need to distinguish yourself as a luminary in the public relations field.
Calling all APRs! Serve as a Panel Presentation judge and keep your accreditation current! Click here for more information.
– Jody Buffington Aud, APR
– Christine P. Barnhart, M.S., APR
– Anita A. Brightman, APR, Fellow PRSA
Pursuing the APR took my public relations career to the next level. Going through the accreditation process honed my communications skills and heightened my confidence. Each day I draw upon my APR foundation, whether it be for strategic planning, tactical execution, or management decisions. It has been a great investment both professionally and personally!
– Cami Colarossi, APR
– Jeffrey A. Davis, APR
– Daniel Dunne, APR
– Tracy Imm, APR
– Allison S. Mayer, APR
WHICH APR IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Experienced PR Pros
Showcase your hard-earned knowledge and commitment to life-long learning by attaining your Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).
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).
College Seniors & Recent Grads Certificate in PR
Show employers that you mean business by adding the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations to your resume.
Each year, PRSA Maryland hosts an APR support group to help members who are interested in acquiring this professional designation learn about the APR process and prepare for the exam.
Kickoff meeting/APR process deep dive
APR competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities overview
Panel presentation prep session
Meeting with mentors, panel presentation dry run breakout sessions
*The Chapter will be hosting several APR Information Sessions in the coming months. Watch the PRSA Maryland Events page for those dates and times.