New Certification Reimbursement and Testing Sponsorship

The chapter will reimburse up to $400 for two (2) chapter members, who successfully pass their certification testing, per testing window in 20189  The reimbursement is available to chapter members who are national SHRM members and their employment does not pay for their certification testing. Applications will be accepted January 1, 2019 thru March 31, 2019 and August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

In addition, the chapter purchased one (1) Learning/Prep Kit that can be utilized by the chapter members preparing to test for certification.  If you are planning to test for certification in 2019 and are interested in applying for the reimbursement or you are interested in studying getting certified, please contact certification@wcashrm.org.

You can download the scholarship form here.


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Why seek SHRM certification? 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.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are your credentials, based on the current HR landscape. This certification is 100% focused on the competencies and knowledge all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) are based on one single, comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) and are relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP tests HR competencies as well as knowledge, and their application, to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate what they know, and what they can do with their knowledge in the variety of situations they encounter.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are based on in-depth research focused on -and backed by-global employers and business leaders. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recognize diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements minimize barriers to participation and reflect current HR roles. The exam windows provide accessibility and flexibility for all eligible professionals worldwide. In addition, the new exam is affordable, making certification attainable by more professionals.

SHRM believes that HR certification must be as inclusive and diverse as the profession itself. The SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels. 

By creating a consistent certification path for HR professionals around the world, SHRM will deliver a new global standard. To ensure worldwide recognition of the new certification, SHRM has begun the process to obtain accreditation of the certification program according to standards for educational and psychological testing defined by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement and Education. 

Congratulations on choosing to pursue the next-generation credentials in the field of human resources-the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP! 




The SHRM Certifications will become the new standard for HR professionals around the globe, as it is among the first HR certifications that is focused on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and competencies. This certification program was built with employers in mind, will help set the global standard for excellence in HR, and aims to grow certification throughout the HR profession. 

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.

Choosing a Certification

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As the leading advocate for HR professionals worldwide, providing HR research and education, SHRM launched an unparalleled study to define not only the knowledge, but also the competencies required of today’s HR leaders. The result of this rigorous research was the SHRM HR Competency Model which forms an important foundation for the new SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP).

For more information on the application process, fees. eligibility criteria, SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships, testing locations, the HRM Certification Handbook, the SHRM BoCK, the SHRM Certification Practice Questions, visit https://www.shrm.org/certification/apply/ExamFees/Pages/default.aspx.

2019 Spring Exam Window - May 1 - July 15, 2019
Applications Accepted – January 2, 2019
Regular Application Deadline – March 22, 2019
Late Application Deadline – April 12, 2019

2019 Winter Exam Window - December 1, 2019 - February 15, 2020
Applications Accepted – May 13, 2019
Regular Application Deadline – October 18, 2019
Late Application Deadline – November 9, 2019

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP 

Quick Overview

    • Printed workbooks
    • Mobile accessibility for on-the-go studying
    • HR skills application and testing software
    • Online Resource Center
    • Flashcards and glossary of key terms
    • Special member savings available immediately by ordering your membership and product selection together 




HR certification is a career-long commitment that shows your peers, your employees and your organization that you have mastered the principles of human resources and that you are dedicated to staying current in your profession.

To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credentials after your name. For information on how to apply for certification, visit the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) website.

HRCI provides year-round testing, which provides you with the most flexibility possible to accommodate your busy schedule. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to take an exam, which is valid for 120 calendar days from the application approval date. For complete details, visit https://www.hrci.org/how-to-get-certified/apply-for-certification/exam-fees.

 lick on the HRCI logo to view their website at www.hrci.org