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HR Certification

    SHRM Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional Information

    Two Paths to take:

    1.  For those currently certified as PHR or SPHR, you will only need to compete a FREE tutorial as long as you are in good standing with you PHR or SPHR certification.  The link is available as of January 5, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Hurry time is running out.
    2. For those not certified yet you can prepare for the NEW SHRM CERTIFICATION as a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  CVSHRM and Kaplan University will be offering the FALL SHRM certification class starting on September 12, 2015.  The class will be held on Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm for 12 weeks.  The cost is $900.00 for SHRM members and $1200 for non-SHRM members. 

    Check out these great resources from SHRM:

    Already Certified? Learn About The Online Tutorial Pathway To Obtain Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. 

    Top 5 Ways Your Employer Will Benefit From Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification. 

    Value for Today's Employer 


    You can also check out the most updated information right on the SHRM website

    Click here for info

    In the meantime if you have specific questions contact me:  

    Denise Smoot, PHR MBA  -Certification Director SHRMCV / Maryland SHRM State Council

    Tel.  240-366-8218


    Want to know more about certification through HRCI (PHR and SPHR): HR Certification serves as a visible acknowledgement of your demonstrated mastery of core HR principles and skills essential to the best practice of HR. Certified HR Professionals are leaders, willing mentors and trusted partners, serving both their organizations and the profession. Please check out the HRCI Website to learn more!