Certificate in Principles of Public Relations
The Certificate in Principles of Public Relations is an entry-level certificate demonstrating a fundamental knowledge for graduates entering the public relations profession and related fields. Adding the Certificate to your resume is a strong differentiator in this competitive field.
To qualify, applicants must be undergraduate seniors in a public relations or related program AND within six months from the date of receipt of an undergraduate degree.
Applicants must attend a 6-week class structured around studying for the exam or purchase an online study course. NAPRCA students are encouraged to complete the prep class first, then submit the application ($150 fee). NAPRCA students have in-person course options available based on demand.
Once approved by the Universal Accreditation Board, candidates go to a Prometrics site and take the computer-based exam.
Earn the Certificate in Four Steps
- Review and complete The Certificate in Principles of Public Relations Application. (Please see step 2 before you submit application.)
- Work with your university’s faculty coordinator to certify eligibility.
- Attend a certificate preparatory course or complete the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations Online Study Course.
- Study for and complete the computer-based Examination for Certificate in Principles of Public Relations.
If you are interested in getting this Certificate, reach out to NAPRCA’s APR Chair for details and next steps. We have a local faculty coordinator approved to oversee the process.