Accreditation

As a skilled PR professional, you know your success depends on staying relevant, resourceful and inspired. Established in 1964, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential sets you apart from your peers and demonstrates your commitment to the profession and adherence to industry best practices and ethics.

We are a strong supporter of the APR credential and candidates. Approximately 130 Chapter members have earned accreditation with educational support from the Chapter, and approximately 15 percent of our current members are accredited.

Members pursue accreditation for various reasons, including making themselves more competitive in the workplace and marketplace, reinforcing public relations principles and personal accomplishment. Regardless of the reason, accredited practitioners agree the pursuit and attainment of the APR credential is personally and professionally rewarding.

What is it?

APR is a certification program open to public relations professionals. It is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of leading public relations organizations, including PRSA.

Who is eligible?

Any PRSA member in good standing can take on the challenge of earning accreditation. However, it is recommended that candidates have at least five years’ experience in the full-time practice or teaching of public relations or communications, and have earned either a bachelor’s degree in a communication-specific field or have equivalent work experience.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

The PRSA Georgia Chapter can help through its comprehensive program designed to help candidates prepare for and earn accreditation. Be sure to check out the resources below so you can get started today!

APR Resources