Certification Reimbursement and Testing Sponsorship

The chapter will reimburse up to $400 for four (4) chapter members, who successfully pass their certification testing annually.  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 after successful exam results. 

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 this year and are interested in applying for the reimbursement or you are interested in studying getting certified, please contact [email protected]

You can download the scholarship form here.


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Set Yourself Apart
with SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

Certification not only prepares you for the challenges ahead, but also sets you on a path for further success. By earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential, you demonstrate that you’re invested in your career and ready to lead.

Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam compares.

Prove your HR knowledge—and how you can apply that knowledge on the job. Gain a platform to show you’re ready to take on the next challenge.

Get Started:

  1. Determine your eligibility using the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility chart.
  2. Apply for the exam. Find upcoming deadlines, exam windows and fees and submit your application.
  3. Choose a SHRM certification preparation option, based on your learning style and schedule. Discover available learning options.
  4. Take the exam and leverage your certification! Continue ongoing learning and development through recertification.


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

Prepare to Earn Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

The SHRM Learning System® is delivered in a fully online format—providing comprehensive, flexible and effective SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam preparation. Real-life situations that require decision-making skills are incorporated into the online learning modules in addition to study tools to help you better understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR knowledge.

Professionals who use the SHRM Learning System to prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam consistently beat the average pass rate.

Discover available SHRM System learning options to suit your schedule, learning style, group size and location. Then get started on the path to earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP!


Maintain Your SHRM Credential with Recertification

HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™. SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs: Advance Your Education, Advance Your Organization, and Advance Your Profession.

For more information on how to recertify, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.



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.

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