APR (Accredition in Public Relations): the mark of distinction for public relations professionals

50thAPRlogo_200x207In 1964, the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential was established to recognize practitioners who have mastered the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to develop and deliver strategic communications. Fifty years later, the APR remains the recognized gold standard for the profession.

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.

PRSA’s Portland Metro Chapter: a national leader in supporting the APR

PRSA’s Portland Metro Chapter is recognized nationally for its commitment to the APR.  The chapter provides a preparation course for candidates at no charge. The course, facilitated by APR volunteer coaches, generally begins in late January or early February. It is held on Saturdays for approximately eight weeks.

The syllabus for the 2014 class provides additional information about the APR course.

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.