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Certification March 2015 Update


SHRM is now offering two levels of certification:
  • SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) 
For every SHRM-certified member - chapters will earn $20 and the state council will earn $10! 
  • Available for only 2015 and 2016
  • One does not need to be a SHRM member to earn the SHRM certification. 
  • To obtain information on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, go to www.SHRMcertifications.org and click on “Learn More”. 
For HRCI certified members certified by January 31, 2015 – you are eligible to take the SHRM Certification Pathway and become SHRM Certified for free!  This is only available in 2015! 
  • It is a quick 3-step process to take this tutorial and then gain a new certification to add to your credentials.
  • This pathway has a self-evaluation assessment (so you know what you need to work on in the future)
  • The Pathway is available at SHRMcertification.org  
For non-certified individuals to become SHRM certified:
  • The SHRM Certification is an accessible certification which includes non-exempt and exempt employees and non-degreed individuals
  • Credit  is given for HR degrees
  • SHRM membership not required
  • It is a global certification – not just US
  • Information on certification is available at SHRMcertification.org. 
The SHRM Certification Handbook with information on certification is available to download at http://forms.shrm.org/forms/shrm-certification-handbook. It includes information on:
  • Eligibility requirements, testing windows, and the application process,
  • Preparing for the SHRM certification exam
  • What to expect on exam day – and more! 
  • The exam assesses competencies and knowledge (SHRM BoCK) 
SHRM developed the SHRM Learning System - a tool to prepare for the SHRM certification exam - http://www.shrm.org/certification/learning/pages/default.aspx.  This system:
  • May be used for self-study or group study – facilitated by a SHRM chapter or other provider.
  • Is available in print and e-reader versions
  • Includes on-line access - good for 18 months
  • Allows candidates to take assessment test to see what they need to work on
  • Allows you to be eligible for up to 36 PDCs (Professional Development Credits toward recertification) 
Educational partners with local courses for the SHRM certification exam can be found at shrmcertification.org/partners or contact the continuing education department at your local college or university.
 
FAQ – Frequently asked questions about certification can be found at-
 http://www.shrm.org/certification/about/faqs/pages/default.aspx
 
SHRM Recertification
Once you obtain your SHRM Certification, a three-year SHRM recertification cycle begins.  For information on recertification, go to www.SHRMcertification.org and click on SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification Information.
  • Approved programs for SHRM recertification must be aligned with the SHRM BoCK.
    • Information on the “The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge” is located at shrmcertification.org.
    • Refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook, under “Advance Your Education” when assigning SHRM PDC values.
  • All PDCs are general - no strategic credits 
For individual to enter their own Advance Your Education PDCs into their personal account:
  • The training must be aligned with the SHRM BoCK.
  • It does not need to be pre-approved or have an activity number to enter it under your personal account. 
Susan Richardson SHRM-CP, PHR
WISHRM Certification Director


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Contact Information
 
Susan Richardson, PHR

Susan Richardson, PHR
WI State Council Certification Director
HR Results by Richardson LLC
P.O. Box 085206
Racine, WI 53408
Ph:  262.930.6246
Em: HR3LLC@gmail.com
Term Began: 1/1/14
 
Bio:
 
Susan Richardson is currently a member of both SHRM and SHRM Racine and Kenosha Area chapter (SRKA).  She served 3 years as the SRKA Workforce Readiness CLA Director, 2 years as Treasurer and is currently the Membership CLA Director.  Prior to the creation of the SRKA chapter, she belonged to the HRMA chapter.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Psychology and is certified as a PHR.  She has over 30 years of experience in the human resources field.  Currently she is a business owner of HR Results by Richardson LLC, a human resources consulting business, which had been designated as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
 

 
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