Last week, I had the honor and privilege of pinning the APR pin on the two newest Accredited members of the Oklahoma City PRSA Chapter. Shortly after the monthly luncheon, which was the platform for that presentation, I met with the dean and associate dean of my college on another issue. But the conversation started with my sharing what I was doing as Accreditation chair for the Chapter.

As Dean Foote often does, he started peppering me with questions about the rigor and validity of the APR process and the Examination. It was a unique opportunity to explain Accreditation to someone who knew nothing about it, and it occurred to me that a review of that conversation might be useful to this forum, especially given the recent focus on the subject.

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