Accreditation Information Night

Are you ready for your Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) designation? Think you have all the experience and know-how required for your professional designation? Join us at the newly opened Remedy Cafe on Whyte Ave’s Raymond Block to find out!

On October 23, CPRS Edmonton Board Member and Accreditation Chair Tadra Boulton, APR, gives you the full range of information and answers all your questions about completing your APR designation. Register today and get everything you need to be accreditation ready!

Have you been thinking about Accreditation?  The time to act is now!

Deadline for applications for the 2020 Accreditation process is December 1, 2019. 

The APR has been a respected measure of professional experience and competence in the field of public relations for more than 50 years. Once earned, it distinguishes you as being committed to the highest professional standards.

The yearlong accreditation process will test your proficiency in all areas of public relations and communications through rigorous evaluation of the skills and abilities needed to practice at a senior level. 

Criteria include:

  • Have been employed full-time in a public relations position or have owned your own public relations business for at least 5 years
  • Spending at least half of your professional time involved with specific public relations activities
  • Being a member in good standing of CPRS

The Accreditation process consists of:

  • Research and reading
  • A work sample
  • Written exam
  • Oral exam

Everything else you need to know can be found in the Accreditation Handbook.

When you’re ready to take on the challenge, apply here to start your Accreditation journey.

Key things to know about the application process:

  • Application form due on or before December 1
  • Application to include three references, two of which must by Accredited members of the society (APR)
  • Application fee ($495 plus tax) due at time of applicationResume and work sample overview due on or before December 30

For more information visit the Accreditation page, of the CPRS Edmonton website, the national website or email CPRS Edmonton’s Accreditation Chair.

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