Editor’s note: This is the part of an ongoing series of articles from communicators who have earned their Accreditation in Public Relations, describing what led them to become accredited and what the accreditation experience was like for them.
For years, I intended to study for the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations and add this important credential to my portfolio. Coupled with my work experience, I thought it would serve as a proper endorsement of my career.
I had good intentions … but life always seemed to get in the way. Coaching youth baseball, serving on the church council — whatever the case, I was always too busy.
Then 2014 rolled around and I finally decided it was time. I made it a New Year’s resolution and stuck to it. I was going to do whatever it took in 2014 to achieve Accreditation.