Ready to Advance Your PR Career? Time to Get Accredited.

Pursuing your Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) demonstrates true commitment to the profession. Being recognized as an APR can help you to further your career and set you apart from your peers, distinguishing you as a certified professional with in the field of public relations. When you’re ready, contact us to learn more.

Who is Eligible to Receive their APR Designation?

To be eligible to apply to the APR program, you must:

  • be employed in a public relations position for at least five years
  • be a member in good standing with CPRS

How to Get Accredited in Public Relations

The accreditation process is designed to measure professional knowledge and competence,
and to probe a candidate’s applied use of public relations theories, practices and techniques.
Successful candidates demonstrate a thorough knowledge of professional issues and the
principles of ethical public relations practice.

Accreditation requires the successful completion of:

  • an application form with three professional references
  • a work example demonstrating your lead position on a particular initiative, from research to evaluation
  • a written exam to test strategic-level thinking
  • an oral exam in a panel discussion format

“If you’re curious about the accreditation process and would like to learn more about the steps, the commitment, and support available to you, I encourage you to connect with me directly by phone, video chat, or in person to answer any questions.”

Danielle Côté, APR
Director, Accreditation
T: 613.799.9057


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