PRINZ APR Programme Schedule 2017

To help you plan ahead for APR 2017, important dates are listed below.

Please note – the participating host centres for the exam workshops, exam and Viva Voce will be confirmed after enrolments close and will be based on participant numbers in each.

If you need to travel, we suggest travelling the day before to avoid any travel unforeseen flight delays. Please note, travel to host centre is at the candidates's cost.

Applications open

Applications close

Monday 13 February

Monday 13 March

Confirmed enrolment of candidates

Monday 10 April

Initial briefing via conference call

Wednesday 7 June (9.30am - 10.30am)

Assignment 1 submitted (10%)

Initial work example, 2000 words

Monday 3 July

Assignment 1 returned to candidates

Monday 17 July

Body of Knowledge seminar in Auckland

Two days of learning and workshop sessions led by senior professionals

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 July, Auckland (8.30am for a 9am start - 4pm both days)

Assignment 2 submitted (10%)

Paper on PR Practice, 2000 - 3000 words

Monday 14 August

Assignment 2 returned to candidates

Monday 28 August

Accreditation exam workshop

Workshop led by APR chief examiner, covering a review of submitted assignments and guidance for the major work example, written exam and Viva Voce.

Wellington - 5 September, 1pm - 4pm

Christchurch - 6 September, 9am - 12pm

Auckland - 7 September, 9am - 12pm

Major work example submitted (20%)

3000 words

Monday 18 September

Major work example returned to candidates

Monday 9 October

Exam conference call for final exam questions and preparation

Wednesday 11 October (9am - 10am)

Written exam (morning) (25%)

Wednesday 18 October (morning)

Locations TBC

Viva Voce (afternoon) (35%)

Oral exam with a panel of three PRINZ Fellows or Members in the afternoon after the written exam. Host centres dependent on participating numbers.

Wednesday 18 October (afternoon)

Locations TBC

Candidates advised of final results

Before end of November


PRINZ Annual Awards,
May 2018 - Location TBC

Download 2017 APR schedule

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