APR Accreditation

April is APR Month!

In recognition of those passionate and talented PR practitioners who have achieved their Accreditation in Public Relations, we salute you! We also thank you as you continue to encourage and coach those who have yet to complete this hallmark of professionalism and ethics in our profession.

Accredited Inland Empire Chapter Members*

Lawrence Berenato APR
Karen Bergh APR
Melody Brunsting APR
Erika Byrd APR
Liselle DeGrave APR
Stephanie Graham APR
Tim Hussey APR
Barbara Kerr APR, Fellow PRSA
Gwen Kleist APR
Kelly Koehler APR
Rachel McGuire MBA APR
Dennis Mobley APR
Janice Newman APR
Jessica Newton APR
Aaron Norris APR
Mary Ann Pearson APR
Christopher Perez APR
Sidney Robinson APR
Diana Ruiz APR
Robert Swinford APR
Bonnie Woodrome APR

*Current members

Earn Your APR Today!

APR INFO SESSIONS: Contact 2021 APR Chair, Karen Bergh, MPS, APR email: [email protected]



Now you can prepare for Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) using fully online resources.

Because you can also apply at any time during the year, you can start when you want ... and, you can join any online cohort at your convenience!

That means you don't have to go it alone, you can always find someone "virtually" that you can partner with as a study buddy, or a mentor. The Inland Empire chapter of PRSA can help you find the resources you need- locally, or online.

Contact Karen Bergh, MPS, APR to get started.


Make this the year that you give your career the lift it needs! The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is considered the pinnacle achievement for practitioners in the public relations field and represents the highest standards of ethics and professional judgment.

If you want to go through your APR process with our chapter, contact Karen Bergh and let her know you are ready!

THEN...get ready for liftoff!

next: Follow these steps

  1. Download the application.

  2. Fill out and submit the application with the $25 fee.

  3. Once accepted into the program, join an APR PREP cohort.

  4. Study, read, study some more!

  5. Prep and participate in your Panel Presentation.

  6. Once you are recommended to advance to the exam by the Readiness Review panel, then you ...

  7. Schedule your certification exam (NOW ONLINE).

  8. Study for your certification exam.

  9. Take your certification exam.