FPRA is dedicated to advancing the value of membership by providing all members with excellent professional development opportunities which include monthly chapter programs, leadership opportunities, seminars and workshops, regional and state professional development opportunities and more!
- Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) -for candidates with five or more years of public relations experience.
- Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) -for candidates with a minimum of 10 years of public relations experience.
For more information on the accreditation process, contact:
VP Accreditation & Certification
Karen J. Rieley, APR, CPRC
904.730.8281 office | 904.333.1151 cell | 904.730.8296 fax
What Jacksonville Pros Say About APR…
“I really enjoyed the accreditation process. Getting together in study groups. Learning that what I did in day-to-day work was really right ‘by the book.’ And I made lots of friends who went through the testing at the same time. We had fun!” -Trish Ridgway-Kapustka, APR
“There are lots of reasons why I’m glad I received my accreditation, but probably most important is the impact accreditation has on our profession.The more we, as public relations practitioners, seek and gain accreditation, the more credibility we bring to our profession.” -David Clark, APR, Director of Development, Children’s Home Society of Florida
“Having accreditation sets me apart from others. It lets people know that I’m an expert in my field and demonstrates my commitment to my profession. As a member of the academic community this is an especially important aspect of professional credibility. I tell my students the importance of accreditation and encourage all of them to aspire to be accredited in public relations when they have enough experience to sit for the exam.” -Bobbi Reid-Doggett, APR, Instructor, Department of Communication, University of North Florida
“I’m definitely glad that I took the APR exam. Beyond the personal sense of accomplishment, the fact that I’ve gone through accreditation brings recognition from my peers. It shows that you care enough to take that extra step, shows you have attained a certain body of knowledge and lets others know they can count on you to perform professionally.” -Kim Deppe, APR