PRINZ APR Programme Schedule 2019

To help you plan ahead for APR 2019, 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.

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Applications close

Friday 15 March

Confirmed enrolment of candidates

Thursday 18 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. 

8 - 9 May, Wellington

13 - 14 May, Auckland

Initial briefing via conference call

Thursday 16 May (9.30am - 10.30am)

Body of Knowledge seminar in Auckland

Two days of learning and workshop sessions led by senior professionals

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June, Auckland (8.30am for a 9am start - 4pm both days)

Assignment 1 submitted (10%)

Case study

Monday 24 June

Assignment 1 returned to candidates

Monday 8 July

Assignment 2 submitted (10%)

Discussion paper

Monday 29 July

Assignment 2 returned to candidates

Monday 12 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 9 September

Locations TBC

Assignment 3 submitted (20%)

Discussion paper

Monday 9 September

Assignment 3 returned to candidates

Monday 30 September

Exam conference call for final exam questions and preparation

Thursday 10 October (9am - 10am)

Written exam (morning) (25%)

Thursday 17 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.

Thursday 17 October (afternoon)

Locations TBC

Candidates advised of final results

30 November


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

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