The Six Steps to Your APR


For more information about PRSA-OKC's Innovative Accreditation Program, please contact: accreditation@prsaokc.com. Oklahoma City APR Co-Chairs: Pamela Campbell, APR and Sherry Kast, APR, Fellow, PRSA.

Be An Industry Leader: Earn Your APR
Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your APR takes your skills to the next level by exposing you to today’s cutting‐edge strategies and practices, assessing your skills to identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to excellence. Pursuing the APR gives you direct access to top  public relations leaders—APR holders who will guide you through the process of achieving the Accreditation—and provides the tools you need to distinguish yourself as a luminary in the public relations field. Learn more today.

The Six Steps to Your APR

1
Apply Nationally to Begin the APR Process

2
Participate in Coaching and Mentoring Sessions

3
Complete Panel Presentation Questionnaire
4
Participate in Panel Presentation

5
Schedule
Your Computer-Based Examination

6
Take the Computer-
Based Examination
Important Dates
APR Spring Informational Session
Thursday, May 17, 4 p.m.
Charleston's in Bricktown
Testimonial
Having my APR is instant recognition that I have experience and proven expertise in public relations. It has opened doors and opportunities that I don't think would have been possible without those three letters."
Lori Johnson, APR

APR: Strength in Numbers 

Someone once said, "There's strength in numbers." That is certainly true when it comes to our chapter's commitment to accreditation: 49 of our 170 members are Accredited in Public Relations (APR). If you've considered accreditation, there's no better time than now to move forward with your professional development. Our chapter members will share their experiences and help guide/mentor you through the accreditation process. 

Brian Alford, APR
Scott Baradell, APR
Brenda Barwick, APR
Gayle Berry, APR
Derinda Blakeney, APR
Jeremy Burton, APR
Bonnie Cain-Wood, APR
Pamela Campbell, APR
Meta Carstarphen Ph.D. APR
Julie Claggett, APR
Kristin Davis, APR
Lee Ann DeArman, APR
Becky Endicott, APR
Erin Engelke, APR
Kristin Ewing, APR
Shane Granger, APR
Katy Gustafson, APR
Jill Harrison, APR
Melissa Herron, APR
Elizabeth Hunt, APR
Lori Johnson, APR
David Klaassen, APR
Rachel Klein, APR
Karen Kurtz, APR
Katherine Leidy ABC APR
Holley Mangham, APR
Michael Mayberry, APR
Mary Myrick, APR
Cathy Nestlen, APR
Adrienne Nobles, APR
Erin Page, APR
Lee Reynolds, APR
Stacy Rine, APR
Diana Rogers Jaeger, APR
Tristan Shutt, APR
Jeanetta Sims Ph.D., APR
Sam Sims, APR
Jacqueline Sit, APR
Paula Ward, APR
Amy Welch CAE APR
Christine Woodworth, APR
Melody Wortmann, APR
Kristy Yager, APR
Sherry Kast, APR , Fellow PRSA
Sandra Longcrier, APR , Fellow PRSA
Chad Perry, APR , Fellow PRSA
Robert Pritchard, APR , Fellow PRSA

Background Information

What is Accreditation?
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice, and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective, and sound professional judgment.

What is the purpose of Accreditation?
The purpose is to unify and advance the profession by identifying those who have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience and professional judgment in the field. The program seeks to improve public relations practice. The designation APR signifies a high professional level of experience and competence.

Why become Accredited?
Increasingly, job listings are specifying APR preferred. Senior public relations professionals have been outspoken in support of Accreditation. "APR is a symbol of professionalism. It demonstrates that individuals have the knowledge, ethics and experience that set them apart. It also demonstrates that they care about their own profession and that they are dedicated to enhancing their own personal abilities." Joe S. Epley, APR, Fellow PRSA, Chairman and CEO, Epley Associates, Charlotte, NC.

The Six Steps to Your APR