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Advance Your Career with HR Certification!

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Are you looking to take your HR career to the next level? Earning a certification is an excellent way to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the field. At ARSHRM, we offer a variety of certification programs that help HR professionals enhance their skills, expand their knowledge, and advance their careers. Our certifications are designed to meet the needs of HR professionals at all stages of their careers, from entry-level to senior-level positions. Whether you are seeking to gain a foundational understanding of HR principles or looking to specialize in a specific area of HR.

What is HR Certification?

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 professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. 

SHRM Certification Prep Course

The University of Arkansas Global Campus offers flexible training opportunities, and is the only SHRM education Partner in the state of Arkansas. Live online recorded sessions for interested applicants. Scholarships and other funding options are available. Our intensive program combines expert Instruction with SHRM learning System® for SHRM CP/SHRM SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on your certification exam.

For more information and to register online click below.

SHRM Certifications

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.

HRCI Certifications

  • aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources)
  • PHR (Professional in Human Resources)
  • SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources)
  • PHRi (Professional in Human Resources International)
  • SPHRi (Senior Professional in Human Resources International)

HRCI Certification

Certification/Academic Scholarships

SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards

Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR is a premier source of funding for first-time master's degree students in Human Resources. The award honors former SHRM President & CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR.

2024 Spring Certification Professional Grant

For more information or to apply online, click here.

Other Certification Study Preparation Courses and Scholarships in Arkansas

Check with your local chapter, college or university.

Local Contacts for Certification in Arkansas

Your Arkansas SHRM State Council Certification Director and local chapter advocates are a great resource that you have available to help you. They stand ready to assist you with questions you may have regarding certification, provide information on certification preparation training locations and study groups, and can assist you in applying for certification and academic scholarships.  For more information, please contact our Arkansas SHRM State Council Certification Director.

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