APR Boot Camp

The Greater Fort Worth PRSA chapter will offer a boot camp for members interested in earning the Universal Accreditation Board’s designation – accredited in public relations, or APR.

The boot camp includes:

  • Four structured study sessions beginning in September or October. Accredited chapter members will guide discussions about the exam’s tactical and strategic content, preparation for the readiness review and online exam, and provide encouragement and coaching.
  • Readiness reviews will be completed after the final study session.
  • The process concludes with the required online exam at a local Prometrics testing facility.

Camp begins Wednesday, September 10 (revised day) and offers you the opportunity to review tactics and strategies for the APR exam. Plus, you’ll receive guidance on putting your Readiness Review portfolio together. Sessions will be held each Tuesday on the TCU campus, J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Bldg., 2805 S. University Drive, Room 224, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Sept. 10 – Introduction, history of public relations, communication models, PR management
Sept. 17 – Research, planning
Sept. 24 – Guidance on putting your Readiness Review portfolio together
Oct. 1 – Crisis communication management, management skills, business literacy
Oct. 8 – Media relations, information technology, law & ethics
Week of Oct. 13 – Readiness Review panel
Week of Oct. 20 – APR computer exam

You also must complete your application for APR, which you can access by clicking here. The boot camp is free. There are fees associated with taking the exam. These are explained online.

Anyone interested in the accreditation process should:

  •  Review the accreditation guidelines, study materials and application form.
  • Apply now and begin reading accreditation materials before the APR Boot Camp begins.
  • Contact Fort Worth PRSA Accreditation Co-Chairs Linda Jacobson, APR, at ljacobson@ctcinc.com or Carolyn Bobo, APR, Fellow PRSA at cgbobo6311@att.net.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the designation, which is managed by eight professional communications organizations, including PRSA.

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