Be An Industry Leader: Earn Your APR

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Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your 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 Accreditation—and provides the tools you need to distinguish yourself as a luminary in the public relations field. Download the APR Quick Start Guide to learn more.

The Accreditation process can be summarized in four steps. It is important to review resources available for all four steps, starting with the process chart, before pursuing APR.

  1. Review and complete the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations Application.
  2. Study and sit for a Panel Presentation.
  3. Continue to study and complete the computer-based examination.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through maintenance.

Central Iowa PRSA ranks in the top five percent of all PRSA chapters in our percentage of members who have successfully achieved their APR designation.

Advance your career and join the more than 50 members of the PRSA Iowa Chapter who have earned their APR designation.

An annual prep course is held January - February each year.

Contact Kelly Bruhn at [email protected] to learn more about the APR program.

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