The prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice, and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective and sound professional judgment.

For 50 years, Public Relations practitioners have been mastering the art of communications, working hard to understand how to successfully design and deliver a great campaign. More than 4,000 practitioners have taken an extra step in their careers to become accredited in Public Relations.

For more information about the APR, visit the national PRSA website.

Be sure to check out some of these really great webinars and on-demand videos that are free to PRSA members:

  • How the APR Can Boost Your Career
  • Getting Ready for the Readiness Review
  • Getting Ready for the APR Computer-Based Examination
  • APR Boot Camp

Accreditation Sounds Great, But How Much Will It Cost Me?

Since not everyone has an employer who will foot the cost of getting your APR, PRSA National and PRSA Phoenix make advancing your career more affordable! Not only are you eligible to receive a $110 rebate from PRSA National upon completing your computer-based exam, but PRSA Phoenix provides you with a matching $110 rebate if you meet the same criteria. That’s $220 off the cost of the $385 exam fee! This is a huge incentive compared to other PRSA Chapters. To take affordability one more step, members who sign up for the online study course also receive an additional rebate of $97.50 — half the cost of the course – from PRSA Phoenix.

Getting started is easy! Contact Melany Stroupe, APR at Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to advance your career. Many have completed the accreditation and PRSA would like to see you add APR as a credential!

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