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. Contact our SWFL Credentialing Chairs for additional information and details on when the next study sessions will begin.

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association can help you prepare! We offer one of the most comprehensive study programs in the state and it is free to Southwest Florida chapter members. This includes helping candidates prepare and set up their APR Panel Presentations and sit for the written exam. We even offer our members electronic flashcards to make preparations easier. Contact our Credentialing Chairs for additional details.

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

For more information on University Waivers for APRs, click here.


Multi-week APR study sessions are held annually. Our 2023 APR sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 16 and will conclude on March 29, 2023. If you are not ready to take the next step, we are happy to connect you with additional resources. For more information on how to pursue accreditation contact Credentialing Chairs Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC at [email protected], and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC at [email protected] and Heather Doane, APR, CPRC at [email protected] or use our contact form and select Credentialing Chair from the drop-down menu.