Are you considering earning your accredited in public relations (APR) credential?
PRSA-NCC will guide you through the process, offer training and support, and celebrate your accomplishments.
The Chapter's APR and APR+M (for military communications) programs are highly successful; we set the bar for other chapters in defining what works to ensure candidates complete the accreditation process.
2013 Calendar for PRSA-NCC (Register under "Events" tab)
Mar 2, 2013 Jump Start
Booz Allen Hamilton
Mar 26, 2013 Readiness Review Prep (Free) 7 pm;
NW Washington, DC
April 6, 2013 Readiness Review #1
Booz Allen Hamilton
May 23, 2013 Mini Jump Start (8-11 am)
15810 Indianola Dr., Rockville
July 20, 2013 Readiness Review #2
DC Water- Blue Plains; 5000 Overlook Ave, SW, DC
Oct 2013 APR Boot Camp, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 2013 Readiness Review #3; Location TBD
APR is a Valuable Professional Distinction
The APR credential is the profession’s only post-graduate certification, which demonstrates competency and a strong commitment to the profession. Earning Accreditation also provides a distinction that can set individuals apart and open doors to career advancement and higher compensation. In addition, Accredited professionals have high professional and ethical standards and so contribute to greater understanding of public relations.
What is the APR?
Established in 1964, the APR Accreditation Program is the profession’s only national post-graduate certification program. It measures a public relations practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of communications theory and its application; establishes advanced capabilities in research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation; and demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct.
Recently the APR+M program was established for PRSA members of the military. APR+M signifies someone who meets all the qualifications of APR, PLUS a rigorous course of study surrounding military public affairs in joint operations.
- More details on the APR from PRSA
- Application and preparation resources from the Universal Accreditation Board
- Step-by-step process for APR candidates
If you already have your APR, the chapter Accreditation & Continuing Education Committee invites you to guide others in earning their APR.
For more information on the chapter's accreditation program, contact: