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So, you want to be accredited??

Accreditation and Certification Chair, Andrea Farmer, has lived it.  Just receiving her CPRC, Andrea knows what it takes and can help YOU reach your APR and certification goals. We congratulate Andrea and hope the following helps you take the first steps toward your journey to Accreditation!

If you’re thinking about sitting for the APR exam, you might be wondering if you’re ready…

The answer is YES … if you can say yes to the following questions:

  • Do I have a thorough understanding of PR principles and how to apply them?
  • Do I have the skills to research, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive PR programs?
  • Do I have the skills to make a 30-minute presentation on how I planned or participated in the planning of a specific public relations program for my organization or a client?
  • Do I have real world experience in the practice of public relations? (A specific number of years experience is not required to sit for the exam, but a minimum of five years is recommended.)

What is involved in becoming Accredited?

There are two steps to becoming accredited, the Readiness Review and a multiple choice computer exam. The Readiness Review includes written response to a questionnaire and a portfolio review. These are used to assess the candidate’s readiness to take the exam. This step is supported by local Accredited members who coach each candidate through the process. The computer exam is administered at a Prometric Testing Center.

What is the first step in becoming Accredited in Public Relations?

Check out the preparation and exam resources available at www.praccreditation.org, contact your chapter Accreditation & Certification Chair for information on study sessions and other materials available and submit your application to the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB).

What are the fees associated with Accreditation?

The fees for Accreditation in Public Relations are $385 if paid in full at the time of application or  $410 ($205 and $205) if paid in two installments. FPRA offers candidates trying to attain their Accreditation in Public Relations a $100 rebate provided the candidate sits for the exam within 30 days of completing the Readiness Review or the chapter’s APR study sessions.

Still have questions?

Visit www.praccreditation.org, www.fpra.org or contact local Accreditation & Certification Chair Andrea Farmer, APR, CPRC at afarmer@dncinc.com or 321-449-4318, FPRA VP of Accreditation & Certification Jeff Nall APR, CPRC at jnall@coawfla.org or 850-342-1475 ext 130 or the State Office at state@fpra.org or 941-3665-2135.

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