Accreditation

Becky Peeling, APR ChairPRSA Palm Beach offers FREE APR Accreditation Seminars as a membership benefit to chapter members. Members who attend these seminars are under no obligation to participate in the PRSA Accreditation process, although it is the hope and aspirations of our chapter leadership that our candidates will feel qualified and equipped to do so.

Additionally, as an inducement to pursue and attain APR accreditation, members who successfully attain APR status may apply for a stipend of $100 from both the Sunshine District and our Palm Beach Chapter to defray costs of taking the computer-based examination.

You may find APR information and resources at praccreditation.org.

The schedule for the Palm Beach Chapter APR prep classes will be announced soon. In the meantime, the Greater Fort Lauderdale PRSA Chapter invites Palm Beach Chapter members to attend their free 10-step preparatory program starting February 7, 2018!

Free APR Prep Classes Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter

Give yourself a gift that will provide benefits throughout your career, become an APR. We invite you to an extremely important program that will significantly enhance your value as a public relations professional. Seriously consider obtaining your Accreditation in Public Relations. The APR credential is valuable to those practitioners who earn it, and to the agencies, clients, and organizations they represent. PRSA members from any chapter are welcome to attend.

Register Now!

Send an email to Becky Peeling, APR Chair, at becky_peeling@pba.edu.

Introductory Meeting

The introductory meeting will explain the APR process, provide details about these classes, and other APR preparation options.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Broward County Aviation Department
2200 Southwest 45th Street, Suite 101
Dania Beach, FL 33312 | Map

2018 APR Class Schedule

  1. February 7, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  Introduction to the APR Process (other alternatives, what to expect, tips, etc.).
  2. February 14, Time TBD: Research, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Programs. Discuss PR campaign for the Panel Presentation.
  3. February 21: Research, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Programs. Discuss PR campaign for the Panel Presentation.
  4. February 28: Applying Ethics and Law. Discuss Panel Presentation Questionnaire.
  5. March 7: Managing Issues and Crisis Communications. 
  6. March 14: Understanding Communication Models/Theories and History of the Profession.
  7. March 21: Leading the Public Relations Functions. 
  8. March 28: Managing Relationships. Discuss Panel Presentation Scoring Form.
  9. April 4: Rehearsal for the Panel Presentation.
  10. April/May TBD: Participate in Panel Presentation.

Class Location

Broward County Aviation Department
2200 Southwest 45th Street, Suite 101
Dania Beach, FL 33312 | Map