Accreditation in Public Relations

Accreditation in Public Relations is a way for public relations professionals to demonstrate their mastery of strategic communications with accreditation or a certificate developed by PRSA and the Universal Accreditation Board. The APR credential certifies your drive, professionalism, and principles, setting you apart from your peers and positioning you as a leader and mentor in the competitive public relations field. Building on the foundation of your educational degree, the APR keeps you current on today’s best practices and applications in the ever-evolving communications world.

Are you interested in earning your APR?

Learn more about the process of accreditation at

The Volunteer Chapter regularly hosts APR information sessions that include an overview of the accreditation process; access to resources; a review of the knowledge, skills and abilities on which you’ll be tested; and information about the Panel Presentation.

For more information about the Volunteer Chapter’s accreditation process, contact the Chapter’s APR Chair Jennifer Fowler, APR.