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.

National, Sunshine District and Palm Beach Chapter Resources for APR Candidates

  • FREE in-person, four-week study sessions provided by Palm Beach Chapter accredited members
  • When you pass the exam, you will receive $110 rebate from National
  • PLUS $100 rebate from the Sunshine District. Complete the form here.


Next steps…

APR Candidate Process Chart for Accreditation in Public Relations

$25 application fee and $385 examination fee to PRSA National
$195 online study course (PRSA member price)

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

We invite Palm Beach Chapter members to attend our FREE APR prep classes starting Wednesday, May 30, 2018! 

Introductory Meeting

Accredited chapter members Lisa Johnson, Becky Peeling and Chuck Suits, Fellow PRSA, will explain the professional benefits of accreditation and how the APR process works.

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida 
New Administrative Headquarters
6944 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467 | Map

2018 APR Class Schedule


DATE


INSTRUCTOR(S)


KSA TOPIC

May 30      Becky Peeling, APR

Lisa Johnson, APR

Chuck Suits, APR

Introduction to the APR process, other alternatives, what to expect, tips, etc.

Show PowerPoint of the APR process

Discuss the Panel Presentation

Candidates initiate by submitting eligibility form and payment

June 6      Rebecca Seelig, APR     
Understanding Communication Models, Theories and History of the Profession (8%)

June 13      Lady Hereford, APR
Research, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Programs (33%)

June 20      Chuck Suits, APR
Managing Relationships (15%)

Applying Ethics and Law (13%)

June 27      Becky Peeling, APR

Corrie Keller, APR

Managing Issues and Crisis Communications (13%)

Preparing for the Panel Presentation

TBD       
Complete the Panel Presentation Questionnaire, request a panel

TBD       
Take Exam (must take the exam within one year of application approval)

 

Days and Time

Wednesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Initial introduction class is on Wednesday, May 30.

Class Location

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
New Administrative Headquarters 
6944 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467 | Map

Register Now!

Becky Peeling, APR Chair
561-803-2018 (o) or 561-802-3301 (c)
becky_peeling@pba.edu