by Chris Lynch, APR, Fellow PRSA
Is obtaining your APR on your career “bucket list?” You may have heard or thought that the preparation and studying process may be too hard, or confused by the requirements for the Readiness Review and the computerized exam.
Have no fear…
PRSA’s Cleveland and Akron Chapters are once again teaming up again this year to provide our members with a series of classes designed to help APR candidates prepare for both the review session and the computerized exam. Our upcoming sessions will help candidates navigate the testing process specifically on the knowledge skills and abilities considered essential to achieving accreditation.
If you’re interested in learning more about accreditation, our introductory session will be held next month (in 3 weeks or so, but at a time mutually viable for all interested parties!) There is no fee to attend – any – of the classes. Please contact one of the instructors, Christian Hunter, APR, ChristianTHunter@gmail.com or Nora Jacobs, APR email@example.com if you would like to attend. Or learn more about the process.
In the first session, you’ll come away with:
- An overview of the APR process
- An understanding of the portfolio readiness review
- Timeline for studying for the APR
- Materials needed to succeed!
Based on interest, additional classes will be held 3-4 times throughout the summer, with our targeted goal to have the 2019 ‘class’ take their examination in early September.
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is the mark of distinction for public relations professionals – a visible and ongoing commitment to the knowledge, ethics and experience that define the public relations industry in today’s fast-paced environment. Earning the APR is a noteworthy milepost in any PR professional’s career and a personal mark of achievement you can proudly add to your credentials.
Act now and make 2019 the year you get your APR! Note that any member of the profession is welcome to sit for the APR exam, but at least five years of experience is recommended in order to best prepare for the range of questions that will be addressed in both the readiness review and computerized exam.