Accreditation Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your APR takes your skills to the next level by exposing you to today’s cutting-edge strategies and practices, assessing your skills to identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to excellence. Pursuing the APR gives you direct access to top public relations leaders—APR holders who will guide you through the process of achieving Accreditation—and provides the tools you need to distinguish yourself as a luminary in the public relations field. Requirements for obtaining accreditation in public relations (APR): Active PRSA member with at least five years of full-time, paid professional public relations experience (recommended) Submission of an application to PRSA national office Participation in a Panel Presentation where a committee reviews your work and your experience If advanced by the committee, passage of a computerized examination at a local testing site Learn more and earn your APR today at http://www.praccreditation.org/apply/. On this site, you will also find helpful information about the process, a study guide, and recommended books to prepare for the exam. Once your application is accepted, the national office will contact the Akron/Cleveland chapter APR Chair to arrange a Panel Presentation . For more information, please contact Nora Jacobs, APR or Christian Hunter, APR. The Akron Chapter periodically offers classes to help prepare for the exam process. For more information, contact Nora Jacobs APR, at firstname.lastname@example.org.