Skip to Page Content

Certification

    Need to recertify, click here for more information.


    Did you know you can receive credit for being a National SHRM member?

    Professional Membership
    (10-credit-hour maximum)
    Recertification credit is available to members of a national or international HR-related professional association or society. Membership in a local chapter or association will not be awarded recertification hours.  Examples of national or international HR-related professional associations or societies include (but are not limited to) SHRM, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and WorldatWork.  Three hours per year are awarded for national SHRM membership—and two hours per year for other national associations and societies—for a maximum of 10 credit hours during the certification cycle. Strategic business management, international and California certification credits are not awarded in this category.


    Certification for Professional and Senior Professional Human Resource Managers

    Certification is a symbol of professional achievement of mastership of the HR body of knowledge, which the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) recognizes as a set of standards.

    Click here for complete details on examination fees and test dates.

    Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

    • Appropriate for HR professionals with two to four years of exempt-level experience.

    • Emphasizes HR generalist information at the operational and technical level.

    Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

    • Appropriate for HR professionals with at least six years of exempt-level experience.

    • Emphasizes HR generalist information at the strategic and policy level.

    Recertification

    • PHR or SPHR certification is valid for three years from the date of the examination.
    • Recertify by examination or through education and experience. 

    For more information please visit HRCI Online or SHRM Education Online.


    Looking for free or low cost education credits, consider:

    Payscale HR Webinars Online

    SHRM Webcasts

    If you have looked at other sites that offer free credits, let us know and we will post them here so others can take advantage of the ‘no cost’ credits.  Meanwhile, keep your eyes open because there are ‘free’ or low cost credits out there.


    For more information for CLA Certification Directors please visit SHRM Volunteer Resources for HR Certification.

    Click here for the State Council Certification Director job description.