Online Course

Take the First Step - Study before you apply for the Examination

APRPREP, Online Study Course is designed to prepare professionals for Accreditation in Public Relations. It is a professional development program. The Online Study Course is self-paced, including 10 modules focused on the KSAs -- Knowledge Skills and Abilities -- required to pass the APR Examination. In addition, participants may join free weekly webcasts, hosted by APR Facilitators. APR Facilitators review participant work, provide feedback and study strategies in an informal and effective learning event. APR is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective, and sound professional judgement. Online2Learn APR preparation. PRSA Members, UAB and Partner Organizations may enroll at the member price of $195. Nonmembers enroll at $295. Group Discount - PRSA Members, UAB and Partner Organizations may apply for and enroll at the discount price of $169. Request Group Discount for groups of 5 or more, who enroll at one time.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Participants will...

  • confidently describe all of the KSA - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the APR;
  • apply strategic principles to practical situations;
  • compose complete and consistent planning components;
  • understand strategies to engage audiences;
  • demonstrate ability to identify and solve communication problems.

10 Interactive "Self-Paced" Modules
42 Web Meetings - Live and Recorded


APRPREP Open House Schedule

Open Houses are free and open to anyone interested in the APR or the Professional Development Online Course.

APR Online Course Facilitators

There are more than 40 APR Facilitators supporting the APR Online Study Course. Here are just a few of the APR Facilitators who support learning, by sharing their APR Examination experience and feedback for online candidates.

Speaker 1

Barbara Arnold, APR

APR Facilitator - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Speaker 2

John Horst, APR

APR Facilitator - Public Affairs Specialist - Denver Area

Speaker 3

Theresa Donnelly, APR+M

APR Facilitator - Public Affairs Specialist - Greater San Diego Area | Military

Speaker 4

Ashley Dusenbury, APR

APR Facilitator - Public Relations - Nonprofit health care Organization

Speaker 5

Christiaan Brakman, APR

APR Facilitator - Public Relations and Global Communications - Financial Organizations

Speaker 6

Gwyn Walcoff, RN, APR

APR Facilitator - Public Relations and Health Communications - Annapolis, Maryland

Speaker 7

Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA

APR Facilitator - Public Relations - Ethics & Professional Standards - Greater Boston Area

Speaker 8

Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA

APR Facilitator - Public Relations and Communications - Houston, Texas Area

There are more than 40 APR Facilitators supporting the APR Online Study Course. Here are just a few of the APR Facilitators who support learning, by sharing their APR Examination experience and feedback for online candidates.

Interactive Learning Strategies

APRPREP is a strategic leaning experience, including 10 modules, narrated by APR Facilitators, Flashcards, Learning Interactions and special handouts designed to develop your skills based on the KSAs.

The online course is self-paced, and includes weekly web meetings to strengthen your abilities, and support dialog with the APR Facilitators. All web meetings are recorded.

FAQ

APRPREP - Frequent Questions

  • How much does it cost?

    PRSA Members, UAB and UAB Partner Organizations may enroll at the member price of $195. Nonmembers enroll at $295. Your subscription is for one year. We encourage you to "Study First" before applying for the APR Examination. Group Discount - Groups of five or more may apply for and enroll at the discount price of $169. Request Group Discount for groups of 5 or more, who enroll at one time.

  • Is there a book?

    There are no required texts for the APRPREP Online Course. All required handouts are included in enrollment. The curriculum materials are based on the KSAs - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities identified for the APR Examination. The UAB - Universal Accreditation Board - suggests that successful candidates also purchase a text from the Short Bookshelf of Recommended Texts. We recommend that candidates enroll first, before purchasing a text from the Short Bookshelf. In many cases, you will not need to purchase additional texts. We will help you determine which text is most appropriate to your personal and professional situation. New texts may be very expensive. Often a used version is just as valuable and much less expensive.

  • How do I register?

    Individuals or groups wanting to join the Online Study Course should click Enroll Online here. You may also Subscribe - Save a Seat in the next open house and you will be invited to the next open house web meeting. You may enroll anytime. Get started today.

  • How long does it take?

    Most successful candidates report that it takes 6 months to a year to prepare for the APR Examination. Depending on your professional experience, work and family responsibilities, it could take longer. We encourage all participants to make an individualized training plan, based on your abilities and time commitments. A good guess for most participants is a weekly commitment of 3 to 4 hours a week, for 9 months.

  • What is a Cohort Study Group?

    The APR Online Study Course is completely "Self-Paced" with ten interactive modules. You may work as quickly or take as much time as you like. We also offer three "Cohort Sessions" with Weekly Web Meetings. These Sessions are 14 weeks in the Fall, Spring and Summer.

  • Professional Development

    The APR Online Study Course is open to anyone interested in developing skills as a Public Relations Practitioner, including those with professional interests in Law, Business, Organizational Communication, Human Relations and Media. The online study course is a professional development learning experience.

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Technical Facilitator

Michael Henry

Technical Facilitator - APR Online Study Course

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