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HR Certification

  Linda Willey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  Director, HR Certification

Benefits of Certification

Earning the PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR/CA, SPHR/CA, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential demonstrates to you and your organization that you commit to a higher standard.

If you're an HR professional, when you become HR certified, you:

  • show you know the most current principles and core practices of HR management
  • become more marketable when you compete for top HR positions
  • raise your professional confidence among your staff and your peers


2018 Spring Exam Window:  May 1 – July 15, 2018

Applications Accepted

Regular Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Jan. 2

Mar. 23

Apr. 13


2018 Winter Exam Window:  Dec. 1 2018 – Feb 15, 2019

Applications Accepted

Regular Application Deadline

Application Deadline

May 14

Oct. 19

Nov. 9



Various SHRM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded each year.

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All application materials must be submitted online. You may begin the online application process, create a user account to save your work and then complete the process at a later date. SHRM members who meet the eligibility criteria for each award are invited to apply.


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