It is the responsibility of each and every APR to tout their success, network with Accredited peers and help identify and encourage the next APR.
Consider advancing Accreditation in the below ways:
From APR to master's degree
In recognition of the rigorous process APRs go through to earn their Accreditation, APRs can receive advanced standing credit toward a Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication [LINK to NE]. APRs are able to complete the Master’s in 12 courses rather than 15, with a corresponding 20 percent savings in tuition. This Master’s is available both online and in Boston, making it easy for APRs anywhere to take advantage. Special bonus: earning an advanced degree qualifies you for automatic reaccreditation during that three-year maintenance cycle. Learn more
Accreditation has differentiated me among many organizations and corporations because it showcases further education and professional development. To many, by working with an APR you are getting the best you can in the public relations field.