As one benefit of membership, RCC members may seek Accreditation in Public Relations. The voluntary APR designation identifies communicators who have demonstrated broad knowledge, experience, and professional judgment in planning and managing public relations activities. To earn Accreditation, candidates must demonstrate mastery of a specified body of public relations knowledge.
Candidates for Accreditation need to:
The board is the credentialing agency for members of eight professional communication/public relations organizations and public affairs practitioners in the Department of Defense.
RCC is one of eight organizations represented on the board.
For more information:
If you have questions about APR, contact our RCC representation on the UAB, Douglas F. Cannon, Ph.D., APR+M, Fellow PRSA.
Doug is a retired Army public affairs officer and was a long-time communicator for Methodist organizations. He is now Professor of Practice in the Department of Communication at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.