Professional HR Certification

Beginning in 2015, there are two preferred professional options for HR certification. They are:

Option 1: SHRM Certification

One of the best opportunities to advance your career and HR Knowledge is to earn the new SHRM Certification. 

For those who currently have an active HRCI certification --either PHR or SPHR/GPHR--- are able to obtain the new SHRM-PC or SHRM-SPC for free by participating in on online tutorial that last about an hour.

It is anticipated that the local SLSHRM Chapter will be sponsoring a fall preparation/training course for those who wish to take the SHRM Certification tests in December 2015 – January 2016.  Notice of these courses will be available in August 2015.  If wish to prepare for the May-June 2015 test then you may purchase self-study materials from SHRM.

For detailed information about SHRM certification please go to the SHRM website at and click on the Education/Certification tab.  

Option 2: HRCI Certification

As a local SHRM Chapter we plan to continue to support the HRCI certifications.  We will offer HRCI credit at our monthly professional development meetings and will promote preparation for those who desire to obtain the HRCI Certification as either a Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). For detailed information about HRCI certification please go to the HRCI website at


You can learn more about both options on this website by selection SHRM SCP and CP Certification and HRCI Certification.