Earning the APR: What are you waiting for?
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is the mark of distinction for public relations professionals — a visible and ongoing commitment to the knowledge, ethics and experience that defines the public relations industry in today’s fast-paced global environment. More job postings specify “APR preferred” because it denotes exactly what potential employers are looking for — professionalism, knowledge, expertise and success in the real world — giving Accredited professionals a distinct advantage over the competition. If you want to advance your public relations career, what are you waiting for? Becoming accredited is a wise investment in your future.
Free APR Study Sessions for Spring 2011 begin in February
The Orlando area chapters of FPRA and PRSA team up twice a year to offer the series of free APR study workshops, once in the spring and once in the fall. An orientation and FAQ session for PR professionals interested in earning their APR will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011 at the downtown Orlando office of Thompson Wesley Wolfe, 1030 North Orange Avenue, Second Floor, Orlando, 32801.
Study sessions will begin the following Tuesday, February 15, 2011 and will follow an eight-session syllabus designed around the Universal Accreditation Board Study Guide. Subsequent sessions will be held on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. at a location convenient for the candidates. Participants will complete the Readiness Review in April and can take the computer-based exam anytime before February 2012. Visit the UAB’s website at www.praccreditation.org for the Candidate’s Process Chart and to find more information about the accreditation process.
For more information on the workshops, contact the Vice President of Accreditation: Stefanie Macfarlane, APR (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or 321.578.1722.