HR Certification

2015 SHRM Study Group Champion AwardAbout HR Certifications

Certification is the mark of a professional. It shows that you have demonstrated mastery of your professional body of knowledge and are dedicated to staying on top of developments in your field and that you are committed to maintaining the high standards of the Human Resource profession.

Whether you are scheduled to take the an HR certification exam, want to stay abreast of HR trends and developments, need re-certification hours, or are an HR educator, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers a wide breadth of educational programs and products.  Visit SHRM's Education page for finding HR Certification resources.

SHRM Certification

SHRM Certified ProfessionalSHRM Senior Certified ProfessionalSHRM has introduced two new certifications that assess both competencies and HR knowledge - the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

SHRM has established a governance body called the SHRM Certification Commission that will serve as a technical advisory committee and will have delegated authority from the SHRM Board.  We are designing our certification program to meet the highest standards of the industry and are creating the SHRM Certification Commission in order to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.  The SHRM Certification Commission will oversee all technical aspects of the certification program, including the overall development of the exam, eligibility requirements and issuance of recertification.  The commission will be comprised of volunteers who have extensive HR and business expertise from industries and organizations around the world.

Recertification and what counts toward recertification will remain the same through the end of 2014.  SHRM chapters and state councils can offer recertification credits through 2015 for both the current certification and the new SHRM certification as part of their meetings and programming.  SHRM will continue to support the current programs through the December 2014 - January, 2015 testing windows.  For example:

  • SHRM will continue to submit their 2014 and 2015 programs to HRCI for pre-approved recertification credits in order to ensure that individuals with current certifications meet the eligibility requirements to obtain the new SHRM certification.
  • SHRM will continue to offer the current SHRM Learning Systems through November 30, 2014.  Beyond that, they will only offer the Learning Systems for the new SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

SHRM is very excited by these developments and we are confident that we are doing what is needed to ensure that the Society remains the thought-leader for the HR profession.  For more on the new SHRM certification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.  Read more here.

SHRM is pleased to announce the posting of a SHRM Certification Toolkit, designed to help our affiliates and their members to understand the new SHRM Certification and what's in it for them.

“Our affiliates are our best pipeline for getting information out to our members,” said Elissa O’Brien, SPHR, SHRM Vice President of Membership. “This toolkit puts the latest information into the hands of the people who can help the most.”

Located in the SHRM Volunteer Leader Resource Center, the toolkit includes: a downloadable PDF slide presentation that outlines the SHRM Certification; an Interactive Overview and Tour of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP; collateral materials (PDFs) that chapters and councils can use to promote the SHRM Certification; as well as a pair of infographics that help explain the SHRM Certification life cycle.

SHRM has introduced two new certifications that assess both competencies and HR knowledge - the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). - See more at: http://www.shrm.org/Certification/SHRMCertification/Pages/default.aspx#sthash.5rksXxhY.dpuf
SHRM has introduced two new certifications that assess both competencies and HR knowledge - the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). - See more at: http://www.shrm.org/Certification/SHRMCertification/Pages/default.aspx#sthash.5rksXxhY.dpuf

HRCI Certification

HR Certification InstituteThe HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, is an internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resource profession. Today, more than 120,000 HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HR Certification Institute is a global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles.

The Certifications awarded by HRCI include PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA, SPHR-CA, HRBP and HRMP.  Learn more about these certifications on their website.

Certification Resources

OCHRS Support

The Oklahoma City Human Resource Society (OCHRS) has established several local study groups that are available for you to participate. 

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