For more information about PRSA-OKC's Innovative Accreditation Program, please contact accreditation@prsaokc.com.

Oklahoma City APR Co-Chairs: Pamela Campbell, APR and Sherry Kast, APR, Fellow, PRSA.

Be An Industry Leader: Earn Your APR
Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your APR takes your skills to the next level by exposing you to today’s cutting‐edge strategies and practices, assessing your skills to identify strengths and opportunities for growth, and demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to excellence. Pursuing the APR gives you direct access to top public relations leaders—APR holders who will guide you through the process of achieving the Accreditation—and provides the tools you need to distinguish yourself as a luminary in the public relations field. Learn more today.

The Six Steps to Your APR

1. Apply Nationally to Begin the APR Process

2. Participate in Coaching and Mentoring Sessions

3. Complete Panel Presentation Questionnaire

4. Participate in Panel Presentation

5. Schedule Your Computer-Based Examination

6. Take the Computer-Based Examination

Background Information

What is Accreditation?
Accreditation in Public Relations (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 judgment.

What is the purpose of Accreditation?
The purpose is to unify and advance the profession by identifying those who have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience and professional judgment in the field. The program seeks to improve public relations practice. The designation APR signifies a high professional level of experience and competence.

Why become Accredited?
Increasingly, job listings are specifying APR preferred. Senior public relations professionals have been outspoken in support of Accreditation. "APR is a symbol of professionalism. It demonstrates that individuals have the knowledge, ethics and experience that set them apart. It also demonstrates that they care about their own profession and that they are dedicated to enhancing their own personal abilities." Joe S. Epley, APR, Fellow PRSA, Chairman and CEO, Epley Associates, Charlotte, NC.

Demonstrate your mastery of strategic communications with accreditation or a certificate developed by PRSA and the Universal Accreditation Board.


APR: Strength in Numbers 

Someone once said, "There's strength in numbers." That is certainly true when it comes to our chapter's commitment to accreditation: 49 of our 170 members are Accredited in Public Relations (APR). If you've considered accreditation, there's no better time than now to move forward with your professional development. Our chapter members will share their experiences and help guide/mentor you through the accreditation process. 

  • Brian Alford, APR
  • Scott Baradell, APR
  • Brenda Jones Barwick, APR
  • Gayle Berry, APR
  • Derinda Blakeney, APR
  • Jeremy Burton, APR
  • Bonnie Cain-Wood, APR
  • Pamela Campbell, APR
  • Meta Carstarphen Ph.D. APR
  • Julie Claggett, APR
  • Kristin Davis, APR
  • Lee Ann DeArman, APR
  • Becky Endicott, APR
  • Erin Engelke, APR
  • Kristin Ewing, APR
  • Shane Granger, APR
  • Katy Gustafson, APR
  • Jill Harrison, APR
  • Melissa Herron, APR
  • Elizabeth Hunt, APR
  • Lori Johnson, APR
  • David Klaassen, APR
  • Rachel Klein, APR
  • Karen Kurtz, APR
  • Katherine Leidy, APR
  • Holley Mangham, APR
  • Michael Mayberry, APR
  • Mary Myrick, APR
  • Cathy Nestlen, APR
  • Adrienne Nobles, APR
  • Erin Page, APR
  • Lee Reynolds, APR
  • Stacy Rine, APR
  • Diana Rogers Jaeger, APR
  • Tristan Shutt, APR
  • Jeanetta Sims Ph.D., APR
  • Sam Sims, APR
  • Jacqueline Sit, APR
  • Paula Ward, APR
  • Amy Welch CAE APR
  • Christine Woodworth, APR
  • Melody Wortmann, APR
  • Kristy Yager, APR
  • Sherry Kast, APR , Fellow PRSA
  • Sandra Longcrier, APR , Fellow PRSA
  • Chad Perry, APR , Fellow PRSA
  • Robert Pritchard, APR , Fellow PRSA