Take Your Career to the Next Level

Becoming accredited in public relations (earning your APR) is a mark of professionalism that sets you apart from your public relations peers. Earning the APR credential is a milestone career achievement for serious practitioners looking to distinguish their expertise, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to their employer, clients, colleagues—and themselves.

The standards are high; that’s why the Yankee Chapter is proud that one-third of our members are accredited. Join us! Your Accreditation Committee co-chairs offer workshops and possibly the opportunity to join a study group with a proven path to accreditation.

Interested in taking your career up a notch? Go to apps.prsa.org/learning/accreditation/ and contact Mark Elliott  APR or Mary Ellen Hettinger APR, your Accreditation Committee co-chairs.

Accreditation Exam Fees

Fees: There is an application fee of $25 plus a fee for the Accreditation Examination of $385. Both fees are payable at time of application. PRSA now offers candidates the option of splitting the fees into two payments of $205 covering the full Examination fee, plus the $25 application fee; one half due at time of application and the remainder due when the candidate completes the Readiness Review and is authorized for the computer-based examination.

Registration and Application

Preparation Resources and Study Materials

Additional Accreditation Resources