Are you considering taking the SHRM-CP or SCP exam this spring? Now is the time to start getting ready. Applications to sit for either exam are being accepted thru March 23, 2018. You can file an application after March 23 but before April 13, 2018 by paying the regular exam fee plus a late penalty. Check SHRM website for all the details, https://www.shrm.org/certification/about/Pages/default.aspx. Note that the 2018 Spring Exam Window runs from May 1 - July 15, 2018

HRMA is your partner and local resource for helping you get ready to sit for the exam. We can offer you SHRM Learning systems at a discount from the regular price. In addition, if there is enough interest, we will sponsor a study course to help with human interaction and support in your studies.

If you have questions, please reach out to me at certification@hrmanm.org
Bob Daniel, VP of Certification 


SHRM Recertification Updates

Have you already blown past your 60 PDCs needed for recertification or are you "almost there?" Help your chapter and state council out by recertifying in 2017!  SHRM is offering a bonus of $20 per chapter member designating your chapter as primary and $10 for every recertified member in the state.  This bonus is paid directly to chapters and state councils. Remember, if you have more than 60 PDCs, the extra are not going to contribute to your next recertification --- but they certainly will contribute to your professional growth and development!  If you have questions about SHRM recertification and/or the incentive payment, contact your Field Services Director (FSD)



Not yet certified? We can help!

The SHRM Certification program is designed to help candidates assume a more strategic leadership position and perform more effectively as they earn a credential recognized worldwide for its focus on behavioral competencies as well as technical knowledge in HR. 

SHRM offers two certifications:

  • SHRM-CP (SHRM-Certified Professional)
  • SHRM-SCP (SHRM-Senior Certified Professional)

Please consult the program website, shrmcertification.org for the most up-to-date information related to the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.  

It includes details on:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • The application and testing processes
  • Options for test preparation
  • Recertification requirements 

 The HR Certification Institute offers four certifications for HR professionals:  

  • PHR® (Professional in Human Resources)
  • SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources)
  • PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA® (PHR with state certification in California and SPHR with state certification in California)

Certification is a voluntary action by a professional group to establish a system to grant recognition to professionals who have met a stated level of training and work experience. Certified individuals are usually issued a certificate attesting that they have met the standards of the credentialing organization and are entitled to make the public aware of their credentialed status, usually through the use of initials (i.e., PHR or SPHR) after their names.

Certifications differ from certificate programs because certifications include an experience component. Certificate programs, on the other hand, award certificates once a course of study has been completed and do not require previous work experience.

Visit the HRCI website for information on testing dates, application for certification, recertifying information, and various other certification questions you might have today!