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The designation "Accredited in Public Relations" (APR) indicates to both clients and colleagues that an individual has a high level of experience and competence, as well as a serious commitment to the profession. More and more employers are seeking accredited candidates for senior and management-level positions.

APR Examination

The Hampton Roads chapter is committed to promoting APR and advancing the profession. The Accreditation Committee offers a study group and resources to prepare candidates for the readiness review panel and APR examination. Prospective candidates should visit the PRSA Accreditation website for details on applying for accreditation.

Want to add the letters A-P-R behind your name?

The road to accreditation starts here. This is your chance to find out more about the Accreditation process from PRSA Hampton Roads Chapter Accreditation Committee Sid Bridge, Chair and Jennifer Zingalie, Co-Chair. Learn more about APR eligibility, the application process, and understand the criteria needed to apply.


We offer two, 2-hour "How To" workshops designed to assist you with navigating the APR process. Workshops include: (1) Before you apply, How to Complete the Questionnaire and (2) How to Prepare for the Panel Presentation. Each workshop will walk you through the process and answer your questions. Our facilitators will also provide you with some valuable tools and resources to ensure your greatest success and confidence for the Computer Based Exam (CBE). 

Information sessions and workshops are offered on an as-needed basis. We will do our best to work with your schedule! 

Email PRSA Hampton Roads Accreditation Co-Chairs 

For more information and to learn how you can participate email: Sid Bridge, APR and Jennifer Goulart, APR+M

Applying for Accreditation

Apply Today!