Are you ready to take the next step in your professional career by seeking the prestigious APR (Accredited in Public Relations) designation?
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Begin your study process with the APR Study Guide (PDF) and the Resources for Candidates directory. Call or email the Accreditation Chair for details on when the next study sessions begin.

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association can help you prepare! We offer annual study sessions for free to our members. We also help candidates set up their Panel Presentations and prepare for the written exam. We even offer our members electronic flashcards to make preparations easier. Call or email the Accreditation Chair for details.

Congratulations! Having received the APR designation, be sure to maintain those valuable credentials! Click here to view renewal resources.


2021 APR study sessions set to begin with virtual informational meeting

What better way to close the book on 2020 and start the New Year than with plans to earn Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)?! We will host a virtual informational meeting to share the details about the process and outline the upcoming APR study session (anticipated to start in early February). This informative session will take place on January 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. We will talk about the confidential accreditation process and discuss the next steps.

The meeting is informational only and attendees are under no obligation to proceed with accreditation. So, if you want to learn more, please email Jessica Walker, APR, CPRC or Kara Winton, APR, CPRC and mark your calendars now. Please email either Jessica or Kara your RSVP so that we can share the log-in information with you for the virtual meeting. 

Multi-week APR study sessions are held annually. For more information on how to pursue accreditation contact Credentialing Chair Kara Winton, APR, CPRC at 239-464-4308 or Use our contact form and select Credentialing Chair from the drop down menu.