From the most recent FPRA statewide newsletter, Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Jeff Nall, APR, CPRC wrote:

“FPRA’s mission is to enhance the profession, which includes the careers of its members. Both the APR and CPRC credential can do just that by affirming your commitment to professional development , the profession and to its ethical practice as well as the broad knowledge, experience and professional judgment necessary for today’s public relations executive or manager…As you start off the New Year with goals for love, habits, budgets and yes, even the quintessential Florida beach body, I encourage you to include your career in your resolutions for 2010.”

We couldn’t agree more!

For those who missed free Online APR Open House event: Good news! It will be repeated in April 2010.  Click here for details.

Also, here are the links to a recording of the session and a PDF of the slides from the session:
* Slides 
* Webcast

New and exciting plans are underway to support our chapter members interested in earning their Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation. The Southwest Florida Chapter rivals any in the state for helping and supporting our APR candidates onto a path for credentialing success, and our annual study sessions are set to begin soon!

This year’s study sessions will begin with two meetings to help candidates plan for the Readiness Review, the first important step in sitting for the APR exam. Meeting dates are Feb. 16 and March 2, both beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Next, we will host an informational and planning session at 5:30 p.m. on March 16 to launch the spring study sessions. We will share general information on the APR process and get input from candidates on the suggested meeting schedule for the study sessions.

Remember, there’s no perfect time to pursue your APR. You will always be busy at work and at home, so adopt Nike’s philosophy and “Just Do It!” We will help you every step of the way. For more information and details on the upcoming meetings, email Mary or Kara today!

Kara Winton, APR, CPRC kara(at)prioritymarketing(dot)com
Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC mary(at)briggsrogers(dot)com
Credentialing Co-Chairs