• Certification

Certification April 2016 Update

There are two ways to become HR certified:
  • SHRM Certification – (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • HRCI Certification – (Human Resources Certification Institute) 
SHRM Certification
SHRM has established two competency-based certifications:
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) for early- and mid-career professionals
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for senior-level practitioners.
The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) is the foundation for these certifications. The SHRM BoCK identifies eight key behavioral competencies and 15 HR functional areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional.
Currently there are 4 SHRM Education Partners in WI offering the SHRM Cert Prep courses:
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond 
To become SHRM Certified, you need to check if you meet the eligibility criteria, submit an application, and take the SHRM Certification exam.

Eligibility Requirements

Exam Windows and Fees

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HRCI Certification
HRCI offers six certifications that provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate relevance, competence, experience, credibility and dedication to human resources to employers, clients, staff members and professional peers.
  • PHR – Professional in Human Resources – proves your  mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. and creates a solid foundation for your future advancement.
  • SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources – the recognized credential for HR leaders in the U.S.
  • GPHR – Global Professional in Human Resources – demonstrates your knowledge of cross-border HR.
  • PHRi – Professional in Human Resources – International – proves your mastery of HR operations and best practices, regardless of geographical region.
  • SPHRi – Senior Professional in Human Resources – International – For HR leaders independent of geographic region.
  • PHR-CA/SPHR-CA – California Certification – For certified professionals who practice HR in California.
See more at: http://www.hrci.org/our-programs/our-hr-certifications#sthash.fPV6e5mJ.dpuf

To become HRCI certified, you need to check your eligibility, submit an application and take the HRCI Certification Exam.

Certification Requirements and Eligibility

Exam Fees and Deadlines

Common Questions

Find out more about HR certifications today and join the thousands of Wisconsin HR Certified Professionals!
Visit:  http://www.SHRMCertification.org
Visit http://www.hrci.org
Susan Richardson, WISHRM Certification Director
Earning a HR Certification 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. 

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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: wishrmcertification@gmail.com
Term Began: 1/1/14
Susan Richardson, SHRM-CP is the owner of HR Results by Richardson LLC, a human resource consulting business established in 2006.  Susan has been a certified human resource professional since 1997 and earned her SHRM-CP certification in November 2014.  She is a national SHRM member and a member of the SHRM Racine and Kenosha Area (SRKA) chapter.  She is currently the Diversity CLA Director with SRKA.  Prior to this role she served 3 years as Workforce Readiness CLA Director, 2 years as Treasurer, and 2 years as Membership CLA Director.  Prior to the creation of the SRKA chapter, she was a member of the HRMA chapter.  Susan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has over 30 years of experience in the Human Resources field.

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