Programs & Accreditation


PRSA Nashville offers members professional development opportunities for networking and growth through meetings, seminars, accreditation and recognition.

What is Accreditation? A voluntary certification program for public relations professionals, administered by the Public Relations Society of America.

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 judgement in the field. The program seeks to improve public relations practice. The designation Accredited in Public Relations (APR) signifies a high professional level of experience and competence.

Why Become Accredited? Personal growth, the opportunity to gain knowledge while preparing for the test, to show career initiative — all are reasons to become accredited. Increasingly, job listings are specifying APR preferred. 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.

For Additional Information About Accreditation: Visit the national PRSA web site at to find out about eligibility requirements, testing dates, what to expect from the exam, much more.

Who Do I Contact to Become Accredited?
Meredith Libbey, APR  (

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