APR is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice. Candidates earn accreditation based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective and sound professional judgment. Earning your accreditation is a great way to stand out from your peers.
The Orlando Chapters of FPRA and PRSA team up each fall and spring to host a series of workshops for those interested in becoming accredited. Fall workshops are in progress and will wrap up on November 15, but spring sessions will be starting soon. If you are interested in attending, or would like more information about accreditation, please contact FPRA Orlando Area Chapter VP of Accreditation Stefanie Macfarlane, APR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321.578.1722.
Members of FPRA are eligible for up to $150 in rebates after completing the workshops and passing the computer-based exam within 30 days after the workshops end.
Learn more about the accreditation process by visiting the official Web site of the Universal Accreditation Board at www.praccreditation.org.
Congratulations to Orlando’s Newest APR
Congratulations to Chris Gent, APR who earned his Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential in August. Chris is vice president of corporate communications at Kissimmee Utility Authority. He has been a member of FPRA for 16 years and currently serves on the Orlando Area Chapter board as vice president of technology & online communications as well as on FPRA’s statewide executive committee as vice president of technology.