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 and earn your APR today at


PRAM members who hold the Accredited in Public Relations credential:

Kristie Aylett, APR, Fellow PRSA

Kimberly Aguillard, APR

Erin Barham, APR

Ron Barnes, APR

Sandi Beason, APR

Jim Beaugez, APR

Caron Blanton, APR

Julie Boles, APR

Alana Bowman, APR

Nicole Bradshaw, APR

Kurt Brautigam, APR

Celeste Cade, APR

Susan Christensen, APR

Shannon Coker, APR

Kim Collins, APR

Jean Cook, APR

Mary Cracchiolo-Spain, APR

Liz Densmore, APR

Christen Duhe, APR

Sonya Edwards, APR

Judy Ferguson, APR

John Forde, Ph.D, APR, Fellow PRSA

Daniel Forde, APR

Lorri Freeman, APR

Erin Garrett, APR

Diane Godwin, APR

Patrice Guilfoyle, APR

Vicki Harper-Blake, APR

Lisa Hathorn, APR

Mara Hartmann, APR

Jasmine Haynes, APR

Checky Herrington, APR, Fellow PRSA

Elaina Jackson, APR

April Lollar, APR

Samantha McCain, APR

Laura McPhail, APR

Lil McKinnon-Hicks, APR

Christian Patterson, APR

Kara Paulk, APR

Douglas Perret Star, Ph.D., APR

Wendy Polk, APR

Wendy Powell, APR

Donna Ritchey, APR

Kathryn Rodenmeyer, APR

Kassi Rushing, APR

Shirley Walker Rutland, APR

Charmaine Williams Schmermund, APR

Philip Shirley, APR

Lisa Shoemaker, APR

Meagan Shurden, APR

Sheila Skipper, APR

Yvonne Sorge, APR

Leighton Spann, APR

Karen Stanley, APR

Lea Ivey Stone, APR

Robin Street, APR

Mary Margaret Turner, APR

Patti Wade, APR

Matt Westerfield, APR

Macaulay Whitaker, APR

Tracy Yanez, APR


Whether you are a candidate for APR, APR+M or the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations, the following resources can help you achieve your goal. NOTE: All links referred to below will take you off the PRAM website and over to the accreditation site. 

APR Candidates

APR+M Candidates

Certificate in Principles of Public Relations