A primary focus of FPRA is to provide members with effective tools for professional development in order to achieve its goals of keeping members up-to-date on industry trends and help them advance their careers in the field of public relations.

Meetings & Networking

Ironically, the safety measures incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic have made many professional development activities such as meetings and workshops accessible to more members. Live streaming and online meetings have opened up a whole new world of opportunities for learning. You can check available programming by visiting each chapter’s website.

Credentialing

FPRA offers its members two proactive and affordable credentialing opportunities: Accredited in Public Relations (APR) and Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). Though they cost less than many one-day seminars, PR accreditation and certification will last a lifetime. If you’re interested in earning your APR or CPRC credential, please contact our Vice President of Accreditation Rosemary Tutt, APR, CPRC through our online form, or email fprajax@gmail.com.

Counselors Network

Professionals who have earned the CPRC designation have the opportunity to join the Counselors Network (CN). Since 1990, the CN has served as a forum for senior-level public relations practitioners to discuss their craft and learn from one another. Behind-the-scenes events, symposiums, networking and participation in a statewide speakers bureau are a few of the benefits afforded you in CN membership.

Annual Conference

Our members look forward each year to the FPRA Annual Conference. It is an event that combines the best of professional development opportunities, networking, recognition, and inspiration. The 82nd Annual Conference is scheduled for August 8 – 11, 2021 at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

LeadershipFPRA

With its small class size and intensive curriculum, LeadershipFPRA is a program developed to provide practitioners with the skills they need to become stronger leaders in their organizations, their communities, and FPRA. Participation in this tuition-funded program is by application.

Job Bank

As a benefit for our chapter members, we maintain a local Job Bank listing both paid and internship opportunities. And as FPRA members, the statewide Job Bank is available as well.