APR Best Practices for the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations
Are you an Accreditation chair with a success story in your local market? This is the place to share “best practices” and help others charged with the task of boosting exam participation and success.
If your organization achieved any of the following, please share your story. Did you…
- Increase the number of candidates going through the Accreditation process?
- Overcome a specific challenge with the Accreditation process?
- Increase overall participation by involving chapter members who had already earned their APR designation?
- Find a new way to publicly recognize and celebrate local candidates who successfully complete the process and earn their APR designation?
- Increase chapter membership by promoting Accreditation?
- Increase participation in the chapter by engaging members who meet peers through a study group?
- Help young professionals connect successfully and creatively with mentors and study group peers to increase their chances of success?
Please tell us how you did it and share your materials and ideas with others on this Web site. Download the short Best Practices Worksheet and then send your best practices to Kathy Mulvihill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current APR Best Practices Postings
Reasons for Success PRSA Puget Sound Chapter, 4/2012
10 APR Keys to Success 2011 PRSA Accreditation Marketing Committee, 12/2011
Although the information below was posted a few years ago, it still may be applicable to use with minor updates.
“Who Wants to be an APR” – game show format similar to TV show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” PRSA Central Texas Chapter, 1/2008
Sample Questions for Readiness Review panelists grouped by KSA PRSA Colorado Chapter, 4/2007
New APRs announced in newspaper PRSA San Diego Chapter, 7/2007
APR Jumpstart program Public Relations Association of Alabama (member of SPRF), 7/2007
Sample questions for Readiness Review PRSA Minnesota Chapter, 7/2007