Professional Development

Each month, the chapter hosts a luncheon open to everyone, non-members included. Topics covered include creativity, design basics, crisis communications and reviews of preview award winners.

Check out the schedule of professional development events and sign up today!


What is APR?APR Logo

APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession, its ethical practice, and who are selected based on their knowledge, strategic perspective, and sound professional judgment. If you are a PRSA member and want to enhance your understanding, expertise and professional standing, consider taking the accreditation exam.

In order to achieve accreditation in public relations, candidates must have five years of experience in the field, be approved by a readiness review panel consisting of accredited public relations professionals, and pass a computer-based 150-question multiple choice test. To prepare members for this process, GKC PRSA offers review sessions throughout the year.

Attaining the APR designation signifies a high level of professional experience and competence. For more information about review sessions, to apply for the exam or for maintenance of your accreditation, please contact Patrick Early, APR.

Accreditation in Public Relations Exam Application and Maintenance of Accreditation

Accreditation Information