Everything you need to maintain your Accreditation.
Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
In addition to continued membership in a participating organization, Accredited members are required to fulfill maintenance of Accreditation requirements. Every three years, PRSA members Accredited after January 1, 1993 and participating organization members Accredited after January 1, 1998, must accumulate the required number of points in continuing education and professional development, professionalism or service categories as part of the Maintenance of Accreditation program. This further strengthens the value of the APR credential and keeps professionals actively involved in the currents of the public relations profession.
Accredited in Public Relations + Military Communication (APR+M)
Every three years, Accredited in Public Relations +Military Communication professionals must accumulate the required number of points in continuing education and professional development, professionalism, service and joint public affairs categories as part of the Maintenance of Accreditation program.
If you have performed an activity that is not listed on the maintenance application, please do not hesitate to contact the UAB to find out where it belongs.
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. 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
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.
Learn how you can help promote Accreditation.
Earning and maintaining my APR keeps me current and continues to signal to my employer and others that public relations is a true profession and I am a true professional.