Congratulations to Emma Shea and Barb Floden for earning their APR!

“What an honour to join such a long list of diverse and well respected communicators! Receiving your APR is like a “rite of passage” for the Public Relations professional, and the process challenged me to critically think about my profession and career, drawing to my attention skills that needed further refinement and development. I walked away having a much greater appreciation and understanding for the complexity of work that my colleagues and I undertake – it made me feel proud of our work and our association.  Attaining my APR has been a career highlight and confidence booster, and I would definitely recommend the APR designation as a worthwhile professional development program.”

- Emma Shea, APR, Senior Consultant and BC Operations Manager, Communica Public Affairs 



“Achieving accreditation through CPRS is a tremendously distinguished stamp of approval in the often misunderstood public relations industry. The process of applying and taking part in the examination process is a valuable learning experience and an opportunity to validate your skills while expanding your knowledge. CPRS accreditation is also a strong signal to your peers, coworkers, clients and future employers that you are professional, knowledgeable, and focused on best practices. I highly recommend embarking on this journey to anyone who is serious about their communications career.” 

- Barb Floden, APR, Community Web Manager, City of Vancouver


The next deadline for APR applications is December 1, 2013. For more information go to or contact Susan Kirk, Accreditation Chair, CPRS Vancouver at