Graduation: Little Known Facts
While most people think of graduation taking place in a high school or college, a growing number of public relations people are graduating to a higher level of professional knowledge. Here are some facts about the APR designation and the exam that earns it that could be rewarding in your career:
An informative brochure about accreditation for public relations professionals is available free by writing on a business letterhead to: PRSA, 33 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003-2376. You can also call 1-800-WE-R-PRSA or visit the PRSA page on the Internet at http://www.prsa.org. (NAPSI)
- APR means Accredited in Public Relations.
- Successfully completing the APR exam indicates that a public relations professional has demonstrated broad knowledge, experience and professional judgment in the field.
- The pass rate for the exam is 70 percent the first time, 90 percent by the second.
- PRSA members with at least five years of experience in the field are eligible to take the exam and earn this designation.
- More and more employers are seeking Accredited candidates for senior- and management-level positions.
- The accreditation exam is given twice a year at most of the more than 100 PRSA chapters.
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