With a minimum of 10 years of professional practice in public relations, an individual can gain the second tier of recognition offered by the Florida Public Relations Association. The Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) designation was developed to recognize professional growth and achievement of senior members who have already earned accreditation in public relations (APR).
The CPRC exam is administered throughout the year and consists of written and oral sections. The written section tests a candidate’s knowledge through case history descriptors and evaluation. The oral component requires the candidate to provide a 30-minute presentation to a panel of evaluators. The purpose of the presentation is to allow a candidate the opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills in offering public relations concepts and courses of action.
Applying for CPRC
An application for certification is available here. Please print the form, complete it, and return as directed.
When you have made application for CPRC and to keep our chapter records up-to-date, please contact:
Dennis Stouse, APR, CPRC
2006 VP of Accreditation & Certification FPRA Jacksonville Chapter
(904) 256-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 FPRA VP of Accreditation & Certification State Board
(850) 681-3200 or email@example.com
Studying / Preparing for CPRC
If desired by candidates, the chapter will sponsor study sessions. Dennis Stouse, APR, CPRC, firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost to take the CPRC exam is $150 and must be submitted with the application.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be notified of your acceptance by the State office. You will then be asked to schedule your written and oral exams with the State office. (Candidates who do not sit for the CPRC exam within one year of submitting fees must resubmit examination fees.)
For more information on the accreditation process, contact:
VP Accreditation & Certification
Karen J. Rieley, APR, CPRC