As a skilled public relations professional, you know that your success is dependent on staying relevant, resourceful, and inspired. The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and Accreditation in Public Relations + Military Communication (APR+M) credentials ceritfy your drive, professionalism, and principles, setting you apart from your peers and positioning you as a leader and mentor in the competitive public relations field.

The APR and APR+M: 

  • Asserts professional competence
  • Communicates professional expertise, plus personal and professional dedication and values
  • Reflects progressive public relations industry practices and high standards

The APR and APR+M processes were designed by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of nine professional organizations, and are locally administered in Western Washington by PRSA Puget Sound. Learn more, and begin the accreditation process, at

Questions? Please contact our accreditation chair at accreditation /at/