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Is the PRK exam for you?

If you are starting your career in public relations and wondering if the PRK exam is for you, you may find it helpful to understand PRK exam learning objectives that are being tested:

  • identify commonly understood public relations theories and practices;
  • formulate communications strategies and tactics appropriate for a number of described business situations;
  • distinguish between correct and incorrect terms and processes typically used in public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications;
  • employ appropriate editing skills to create error-free copy;
  • clearly and correctly express concepts and arguments in writing;
  • analyze a described workplace situation and apply sound judgment in creating an appropriate solution.

Next exam:

The next Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® exam will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in most major urban centres across Canada. The following date is May 16, 2015.

Registration closes:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, midnight PST (subject to availability of exam centre)
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Consider doing the PRK exam if you have graduated from a PR program in 2013 or will be graduating in 2014, or if you are a junior public relations practitioner. 


The PRK Readiness Program is a good tool to prepare for the exam and includes:

  • The Study Guide and recommended reading list
  • Membership in the online PRK Discussion Forum
  • Live webinar to prepare for the exam and ask questions


Congratulations to all who have successfully completed the Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® Exam!

Kate Abel | CV Leanne Laverick | CV
Taylor Blades
Joshua Brighton | CV
Kealy Litun
Emily Brennan
Kimberly Castlemain
Jacquie Lycka | CV
Audrey Champagne
Shelby MacLeod
Shauntae Manders
Jennifer Collins | Bio
Octavio Ulises Martinez
Warren Mitchell
Michelle Crossland | Bio Mallory McCredie
Ashley Degrace Heather Olynick | CV
Colleen Dunbar| CV Dahlia Orcajada
Jaclyn Edwards
Nicole Fitch
Samantha Peck
Calyn Pettit
Stephanie Jeans Hannah Rose Pratt
Phil Gaudreau | CV

Stephanie Rochefort

Jerrica Goodwin
Kelsey Rosenkranz
Anne Stevenson
Kelly Hall Leslee Vivian
Katie Hayes
Amy Watkins
Lars Wessman
Amanda Kemsley
Maria Kotovych | CV
Brandon Westman | CV
Salem Woodrow

Is the Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® exam for you?
You should consider writing the exam if you are a:
  • graduate (or about to graduate) from a public relations program and want to demonstrate your foundation of public relations knowledge and boost your visibility by posting your CV on the CPRS website
  • junior public relations professional motivated to distinguish yourself
  • professional who has been working in a public relations or communications position but had not graduated from a public relations study program

Detailed information on the PRK exam is available HERE

    Exam Locations

    Halifax (TBC)
    Mount Saint Vincent University
    1:30 - 3:30 pm ADT
    Room 315
    Seton Academic Centre
    Halifax, NS
    Montreal (TBC)
    McGill University
    12:30 - 2:30 pm EDT
    Room 1017
    688 Sherbrooke St. W.
    Montreal, QC
    Ottawa (TBC)
    Algonquin College
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Woodroffe Campus
    College Avenue
    Ottawa, ON
    CPRS National Office
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Suite 346
    4195 Dundas St. West
    Toronto, ON
    Kitchener/Waterloo (TBC)
    Conestoga College
    12:30 - 2:30 pm EDT
    Doon Campus, Kitchener, ON
    Regina (TBC)
    University of Regina
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT
    Grant MacEwan University
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
    Lab 5-122 City Centre Campus
    10700-104 Avenue
    Edmonton, AB
    Mount Royal University
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
    Room T-243, Faculty of Communication Studies
    Calgary, AB
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    9:30  - 11:30 am PDT
    PR Lab 3072 Richmond Campus
    Richmond, BC
    Victoria (TBC)

    9:30 am - 11:30 am PDT