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.

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.

April is APR month, and PRSA Georgia is proud to have more than 100 Accredited professionals represented in the chapter. If you have more than five years of experience, we invite you to start earning your accreditation today by taking the following actionable steps:

APR Jumpstart Classes Starting This Winter

Invest in your development this new year—apply for your Accreditation in Public Relations.

If you’re looking for a way to up your communications skill set and increase your value as a public relations professional, don’t delay. Get started on your APR today by registering for PRSA Georgia’s Winter APR Jumpstart prep session. This five-week virtual educational opportunity will help candidates attain the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential by preparing them for the Panel Presentation and computer-based exam.

Dates: Jan. 16, 23 & 30; Feb. 6 & 13
Time: 6-9 p.m. EST
Member price: $75

These courses are a great way to connect with other colleagues while brushing up on PR core competencies. Through the Jumpstart courses, you will be guided through a deep dive into the knowledge, skills and abilities assessed during the APR process.

All PRSA Georgia professionals with five years of experience are invited to pursue Accreditation. This journey is both rewarding and career enhancing for communications pros looking for an extra professional boost.

Join us for a Virtual Coffee Chat

If you have questions about the process or would like to learn more, we invite you to a Coffee Chat on Jan. 10 to talk with your APR Committee members, recently accredited members and other APR candidates about the process. Sign up for this free, casual virtual gathering to have your questions answered.

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?

Check out the APR website, which offers a wealth of information and resources so you can get started today!

Have questions? Contact Quiana Pinckney, APRApril Phillips, APRMichelle Geiger, APR; and Kristie Benson, APR.

Show Your APR Pride! Purchase an Extra APR Pin Today.

Misplaced your APR pin? Or like to keep a backup with you just in case? PRSA Georgia has you covered and is now offering extra pins. For a limited time, you can purchase a replacement or extra pin for $25. Order yours today!