Programs & Accreditation


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

Free workshop "The Four-Step Process: Research" on June 5

Nashville PRSA's free workshop, “The Four-Step Process: Research” will be held Monday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in  Room 2091 of the Janet Ayers Academic Center, at the corner of Wedgewood Avenue and 15th, Belmont University. The room is accessible from the hallway that runs through the middle of the building, from the atrium. Marked visitor parking is available on level one of the parking garage below the building.

The session is appropriate for APR candidates or anyone who wants more insight into research. Reserve your seat by emailing

Kathryn Harlan, 20│20 Research CEO – Facilities, is the presenter. Kathryn has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and nearly 30 years of research experience. She has helped clients in a broad array of industries gain customer and market insights. 20│20 Research is among the most innovative and technologically advanced firms in the qualitative research industry.  


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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