Certificate in Public Relations

Learn Expert Skills for a Career in the PR & Communications Industry.


With the growth of digital communications, the need for Public Relations Specialists is on the rise.

Learn the foundations of public relations, how to prepare a communication plan to reach your target market and develop writing and communication skills to expertly promote your organization. Practical learning experiences and the opportunity to meet and learn from other public relations professionals will set you apart in the job market and give you hands-on training from industry experts.

Note: Students enrolled in a part-time program do not maintain full-time student status throughout the program. Therefore part-time programs may be unavailable to international applicants due to Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulations.

In cooperation with CPRS and IABC

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  • Courses to complete: 4 core + 1 elective
  • Credit hours: 15
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program duration: Part-time study
  • Delivery mode: This program is 100% online
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 Core Courses

PR 100 Foundations of Public Relations
PR 101 Writing & Editing for Public Relations
PR 200  Strategic Communication Planning
PR 201   Communication Tools & Techniques


PR 202 Research & Evaluation: Measuring Effectiveness and Success
PR 203
Media Relations
PR 204
Organizational Communications in Public Relations
PR 205
Social Responsibility and Ethics
PR 290AA-ZZ Public Relations Trends and Special Topics

Students admitted to the Certificate in Public Relations program prior to 200920 should consult a program advisor to ensure their transition to the new program is done properly.

Course Listing

CRN Course Sec Title Instructor Dates
12456 PR 100 397 Foundations of Public Relations Kenneth Bell Jan 8
Apr 12
12457 PR 101 397 Writing and Editing for Public Relations Kenneth Bell Jan 8
Apr 12
12458 PR 200 397 Strategic Communication Planning Joseph Couture Jan 8
Apr 12
12459 PR 201 397 Communications Tools and Techniques Kenneth Bell Jan 8
Apr 12
12460 PR 203 397 Media Relations Dale Johnson Jan 8
Apr 12

Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® Exam

The PRK® exam is the equivalency exam for the public relations and communications management professions in Canada. After successfully completing the PRK® exam, individuals will be able identify on their resumé Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® exam participant (successful) to set themselves apart from other applicants in the job market. They will be able to enter the public relations field with increased confidence and be received with added respect.

University of Regina is an exam location for the PRK® exam.  To register for the PRK exam: Apply to Write the PRK exam.