PRINZ APR Programme Schedule 2020

To help you plan ahead for APR 2020, 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.

Download APR Programme schedule

Applications close

Friday 6 March

Confirmed enrolment of candidates

Friday 3 April
PR Strategy and Evaluation Course

This two-day course covers the fundamentals of PR strategy, planning, research, measurement and evaluation. This course isn’t compulsory but we highly recommend it as it will invaluable to your APR assignments.

APR Candidates receive 50% discounts this course and all other CPD courses. 

Wellington - 22 & 23 April
Auckland - 19 & 20 May

Initial briefing via conference call

Tuesday 21 April (9.30am - 10.30am)

Body of Knowledge seminar in Auckland

Two days of learning and workshop sessions led by senior professionals

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May, Auckland (8.30am for a 9am start - 4pm both days)

Assignment 1 submitted (10%)

Case study

Monday 8 June

Assignment 2 submitted (10%)

Discussion paper

Monday 6 July

Assignment 3 submitted (20%)

Discussion paper

Monday 10 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.

w/c 17 August

Locations and dates TBC

Exam conference call for final exam questions and preparation

Thursday 10 September (9am - 10am)

Written exam (morning) (25%)

Thursday 17 September (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.

Thursday 17 September (afternoon)

Locations TBC

Candidates advised of final results

Late November


PRINZ Annual Awards Gala Dinner. Date and location for 2020 to be confirmed. 

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