Why HR Certification through SHRM?

Find out what HR Certification can do for you!

If you are an HR professional interested in obtaining HR Certification, you have options to consider. Both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) are certifying bodies for professional HR certification. The exams differ in both requirements and in content. Please read below to learn more about the different certifications to see which is right for you.

SHRM Certifications- SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert
and leader in the HR field – and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping
you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional
distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge
and skills.

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
Click HERE to review the eligibility requirements to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams.
Upcoming Exam Schedule and Exam Fees can be found HERE.

HRCI Certifications- PHR and SPHR

Earning a credential from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) speaks volumes ― about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An HRCI certification distinguishes you as a master in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results.

Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, HRCI has a suite of proven credentials that are just right for your level of experience.
Click HERE to review the eligibility requirements to sit for the HRCI exams (PHR, SPHR, etc.).
The HRCI exams can now be taken throughout the year. Click HERE to learn more about applying for the exams.

CVSHRM Can Help You Succeed!

The Cedar Valley SHRM Chapter forms and facilitates study groups in advance of each certification testing exam and provides test prep materials. In addition, CVSHRM members have the ability to apply for scholarships through the local chapter, as well as other reimbursement programs, that would assist in some of the cost associated with study materials and exam fees.

For more information about certification assistance through CVSHRM, contact Certification Chair Jessica Wiszowaty: Jessica.Wiszowaty@conagra.com.