Accreditation in Public Relations:

Accredited in Public Relations

The Gold Standard

During the past 50 years, the procedures required to earn the APR have changed. However, one thing has not: The value behind Accreditation and the importance it plays in a society now driven by digital communications, rapidly emerging technologies and a 24-hour news cycle.

Many communicators today work under the mantle of “public relations.” Accredited members go much further. They demonstrate commitment to the communications profession, to their clients, to their company or organization, and to themselves. Earning the APR is an individual achievement open only to seasoned working professionals with a recommended five or more years public relations experience. It’s a challenging process but it is worth it.

APRs are required to commit to learning through continuing education, serving as a volunteer or other prescribed professional development activities. Most importantly, APRs are required to measure up to high standards of performance, and to stay on the right side of ethical practice.

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 NP District Members recently APR Certified

Jamii Uboldi, APR —Sierra Nevada Chapter — 2017

Dan Davis, APR – Sierra Nevada Chapter – 2016
Tiffany East, APR – Sierra Nevada Chapter – 2016
Dean Schermerhorn, APR – Sierra Nevada Chapter – 2016
Jackie Shelton, APR – Sierra Nevada Chapter – 2016

Justin Salters, APR – Central California Chapter – Dec 2015
Christine Pickering, APR – Central California Chapter – Nov 2015
Heather Barnum, APR – Greater Salt Lake Chapter – Dec 2015
Steve Hill, APR – Greater Oregon Chapter – Mar 2015

Julie Williams, APR – Portland Metro Chapter APR -Aug 2014

Alison Gaulden, APR — Sierra Nevada Chapter – Sept 2014