OCALA, FL – The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association congratulates three members — Laura Byrnes, Allison Campbell and Lisa Varner — on becoming Certified Public Relations Counselors (CPRC).

Obtaining the CPRC credential is an extensive process, which requires candidates to pass written and oral exams that test their ability to present strategic solutions for accomplishing public relations goals, implementing crisis communication plans and solving public relations issues. Moreover, this advanced credential is not available to just anyone. Candidates must have their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), which demonstrates a high level ofcompetence and dedication to the field, and at least 10 years of industry experience.

Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC; Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC; and Lisa Varner, APR, CPRC  now stand among fewer than 100 public relations professionals in the state of Florida who have achieved this high-level certification.

FPRA created the CPRC certification program to recognize the professional growth and achievement of its senior members. When it comes to providing excellent, strategic public relations, employers can be confident in the capabilities of employees who carry the CPRC designation.