Resources for Accreditation Renewal
Everything you need for Accreditation Renewal.
Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
In addition to continued membership in a participating organization, Accredited members are required to renew Accreditation. 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 Accreditation Renewal 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 Accreditation Renewal 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.
University Waivers for APR
In recognition of the mastery of strategic communication practice, competencies and ethical standards achieved by those who have earned APR, there are several universities that offer waivers for professionals that hold the designation.
APRs can receive advanced standing credit toward a Master's Degree. Special bonus: earning an advanced degree qualifies you for automatic reaccreditation during that three-year maintenance cycle.