Does the "APR" Stand For?
purpose of accreditation is to unify and advance the public relations
profession by identifying those who have demonstrated broad knowledge,
experience and professional judgment in the field. The program seeks
to improve public relations practice. The designation Accredited
in Public Relations (APR) signifies a high professional level of
experience and competence.
is a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals,
administered by the Universal Accreditation Board and the Public
Relations Society of America. To become Accredited, members must
advance from a Readiness Review and pass a written exam.
members carry the designation "Accredited in Public Relations"
(APR), signifying a high professional level of experience and competence.
received her APR in 1997, and has since taught accrediation coursework
at the local, state and international level.