Am I ready for my APR?

The question of readiness comes up repeatedly as practitioners and educators grapple with the demands of busy jobs, while trying to maintain work/life balance. Yet, at some point in time, most of us want to see how our skills measure up on a national scale. That’s usually when we begin to wonder about pursuit of the APR designation and ask the question, “am I ready?”

To help you answer this question, the Accreditation Council has developed a Self-Assessment tool to help you get a better understanding of whether you’ve attained the skills and experience necessary for success.

Find out if you’re ready to apply.

Once you're ready to apply, start the application process here!



The accreditation process is a measure of the extent of your practical experience and competence in the field as judged by peers. You may pursue this designation once you have satisfied the following eligibility requirements:
  1. you have been employed full-time in a public relations position or have owned your own public relations business for at least five years*;
  2. you spend at least half of your professional time involved with specific public relations activities; and
  3. you are a member in good standing of the Canadian Public Relations Society.