Interested in pursuing accreditation?

CPRS accreditation is a respected measure of professional experience in the field of public relations. The program recognizes the dedication, energy, perseverance and competence of successful PR professionals.

Once earned, your APR will distinguish you as a leader in the industry who is committed to the highest standards. Here are some tools to help you get started.

Application Process

  • Applications for the accreditation process must be received by the CPRS National office by December 1.
  • Your application must include contact information from three people familiar with your work and who are willing and able to attest to your eligibility and professional conduct.
  • Your references may not include members of the CPRS National Council on Accreditation, the CPRS National Board of Directors, or your immediate supervisor or subordinates. Two of the three references must be accredited members of the Society.

Applications are now closed for 2024

Contact our CPRS Calgary Accreditation Chair for more information.

To me, an APR says the practitioner grasps all aspects of effective communication; from the effective use of research and analysis to the strategic application of that knowledge to achieve desired goals. It’s a personal achievement I’m very proud of, and I enjoy having the opportunity to support our profession and our society through explaining the APR to people who see the initials on my business card.”

Henry Stevens, APR
Vice President
NATIONAL Public Relations