The "Certified PR and Communication Expert SAQ" certification is aimed at people who are working full-time in the field of public relations/communication at the time of the certification application. It is based on the learning topics and competence requirements of the higher professional examination "Communications Manager with Federal Diploma".
The personal certificate is intended to provide expert status and thus contribute to labor market readiness. It should also serve as an assessment and decision-making basis for employers and customers. The certification is based on the international standard for personal certification SN EN ISO/IEC 17024 and is carried out under the supervision of the neutral and independent certification organization SAQ.
Connection of recognized diplomas
The certificate combines recognized diplomas in PR and communications with professional experience to create a quality standard for the entire industry. It makes theoretical knowledge and practical skills visible, transparent and internationally comparable, says PR Suisse. With the recertification it is guaranteed that the certificate holders continuously educate themselves and keep their knowledge up to date. The initial certification costs 290 Swiss francs.
The Swiss Public Relations Association (PR Suisse) has been the national professional association of communications and PR professionals since 1953. As the industry association for communications professionals in companies, agencies, organizations and administration, PR Suisse today has around 1,500 members.
Interested parties can find the form for submission to SAQ on prsuisse.ch/personal-certificate