Advanced Certificate in Public Relations and Communications Management

Elevate your skills and stand out in the job market.

Hone your public relations skills and expand your knowledge of communications best practices. You will have the unique opportunity to specialize in communications or public relations, giving you an advantage in this growing field. Open new doors for yourself in various sectors such as nonprofits, sports and recreation, events, fine arts, government and more. 

Note: This is a full-time program. International students will be able to enrol as full-time students in this program.

In cooperation with CPRS and IABC

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  • Courses to complete: 4 core + 6 electives
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program duration: Full-time study
  • Delivery mode: Primarily online with some options for in-person electives.
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Required Courses

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


Select three of the following:
PR 202 Research & Evaluation
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


Any three courses on topics related to marketing, communications, research, consumer behaviour, popular culture, ethics, media, etc.


CRN Course Sec Title Dates
20871 PR 100 397 Foundations of Public Relations May 6
Jun 19
21057 PR 101 397 Writing and Editing for Public Relations Jul 2
Aug 15
20411 PR 202 397 Research and Evaluation: Measuring Effectiveness and Success May 6
Aug 21

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.