APR (Accredited in Public Relations) is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals.

Portland Metro Chapter’s APR prep course offered to candidates at no charge

APR is our profession’s only national post-graduate certification program.

Earning the APR credential proves that you have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to practice public relations effectively in today’s complex communications environment.

A professional accreditation group preparation course, facilitated by APR volunteer coaches, again will be offered this year at no charge by the Portland Metro Chapter. The course begins Saturday, Feb. 1, and runs for approximately eight weeks. For a detailed syllabus and additional information about the course, please go here.

In addition, individual members who wish to study for the APR examination on their own can request to be matched with an accredited chapter member who will serve as a mentor and coach.

For questions, please contact APR Coordinator Chuck Williams, APR, at 503-804-4713 or apr@prsa-portland.org.

Want to hear about APR from members that have gone through the process? Check out our Member Interviews page.