Local Public Relations Practitioner Earns Professional Certification

OCALA, FL – Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC of the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), recently earned professional certification in public relations and received the designation of CPRC, Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). from the Florida Public Relations Association.

Christian joins an elite group of less than 90 practitioners statewide demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and advanced public relations consulting skills. Christian serves as the public relations officer and coordinator of Television Media Productions for Marion County Public Schools. Since 2001, Christian’s public relations efforts have earned the district more than 75 local, regional, state, and national awards. Previously, Christian was a television news anchor and reporter. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Lee University and his master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami. Christian is the Ocala chapter president of FPRA. To sit for the CPRC day-long subjective exam administered by FPRA, candidates must possess the APR credential, Accredited in Public Relations, awarded by the Universal Accreditation Board. Candidates must also have at least 10 years of experience in public relations, and they must lead and pass a 30-minute oral presentation before CPRC-credentialed members. The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 15 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for over 1,400 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillon, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.