Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation

The CPRS accreditation is a respected measure of professional experience in public relations. This program recognizes the dedication, energy, perseverance, and competence of successful public relations professionals.

The goals of the CPRS accreditation program are to:

  • assure professional competence
  • establish standards for professional practice
  • increase recognition for the profession within business and the community
  • influence the direction of the profession.

The exam is offered to eligible candidates with at least five years' of professional experience, with an annual intake deadline of December 1.

For more detailed program information, download the Accreditation Handbook.

"Earning my APR was both extremely challenging and exceptionally
rewarding. Accreditation has provided me with a boost of confidence that allows me to operate more effectively in the c-suite, providing advice and guidance to senior management. The program is designed to test all of your skills as a senior practitioner, ensuring you not only have a solid understanding of best practice and theory but also your ability to execute and produce results. I believe the APR has added to my professional credibility, opened new doors in my career and allowed me to tap into a vast network of highly skilled practitioners."

- Daryl Barnhart, APR / Communications Manager, Town of Grimsby

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Watch the webinar below to learn more about the APR process: