APR Accreditation

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As one benefit of membership, RCC members may seek Accreditation in Public Relations. The voluntary APR designation identifies communicators who have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience, and professional judgment in planning and managing public relations activities. To earn Accreditation, candidates must demonstrate mastery of a specified body of public relations knowledge.

Candidates for Accreditation need to:

  • Compile a portfolio showing the range of their public relations work.

  • Complete a questionnaire about their public relations experience.

  • Participate in a two-hour panel presentation before a panel of Accredited practitioners. This panel judges candidates on 12 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities in the public relations body of knowledge.

  • Pass a computer-based examination covering 44 other areas of knowledge, skills and abilities in the public relations body of knowledge.

The independent Universal Accreditation Board manages the Accreditation process.

The board is the credentialing agency for members of eight professional communication/public relations organizations and public affairs practitioners in the Department of Defense.

RCC is one of eight organizations represented on the board.

Universal Accreditation Board

Visit the Universal Accreditation Board web site for application forms, provides study resources, and answers frequently asked questions.

Questions?

Contact our RCC representation on the UAB, Jeff Huett, APR.

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