New Practitioner (1-5 years)

When starting out in PR it’s important to stand out from the crowd by showing potential employers you have what it takes to succeed in the business.

To do that, new graduates and those in the first five years of practice are encouraged to take the Public Relations Knowledge (PRK®) exam.

This intensive exam was created by the CPRS National Council on Education to test the overall grasp of concepts and procedures most commonly used in the day-to-day life of junior PR and communication professionals.

Next exam date: 
The next Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® exam will take place in May 2025. 
Registration for the next PRK exam will open in Spring 2025.

Why you should write the PRK:
  • Tangible proof of knowledge of professional terms, concepts, writing skills and critical thinking
  • Acts as a resumé builder for new graduates and junior professionals
  • Stand out from other applicants by demonstrating your commitment to the profession
  • Serves as a building block to a career in PR and Communications Management
  • The first step on your pathway to the APR designation

Watch this PRK information session courtesy of CPRS Hamilton to learn more about why you should write the PRK!