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.
This next-generation SHRM certification–SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP is now available. For more information, visit http://shrmcertification.org.
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.
Learn more about certifications offered through HRCI: Our Certifications
Need more info on the Value of Certification for your Career? See this YouTube video.
To help with finding the right certification, go to HRCI Requirements and Eligibility guidelines
The 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.
The fellowship is designed to support master’s degree students who are either members of SHRM or hold an SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP). Sponsored by the SHRM Foundation, the fellowship supports those who have a minimum of three years experience in HR, a minimum of five years total professional work experience (including HR experience), are accepted or enrolled in a degree-seeking master's program at an accredited university. Universities in the United States must be regionally accredited; universities outside of the United States must be accredited by an accrediting body widely recognized within the country or by the government body that oversees higher education within the country. Applicants must have at least 50% of the degree requirements remaining, the degree program is HR-related (e.g. psychology, organizational development, MBA), a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.o scale in an undergraduate program, and a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in a graduate program (if enrolled), and has not received another Master's degree in an HR-related program.
One winner is selected annually to receive a fellowship of up to $10,000. Additional fellowships may be awarded, depending on funding available, quantity and quality of applicants, and the discretion of SHRM. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total for the fellowship. Doctoral students, including DBAs and Ph.D.s, are not eligible for this award.
Applicants must answer questions about work experience and career aspirations, have a current resume or CV, an undergraduate college transcript and a graduate transcript if already enrolled (transcripts must be in English), a copy of acceptance letter to Master's degree program if not currently enrolled, and two letters of reference. These letters should be addressed to the "SHRM Foundation Scholarship Review Committee" and should provide insight into your character, career and volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship. Letters may be written by colleagues, coaches, professors, volunteer colleagues, but cannot come from family members.
For more information or to apply online, click here.
All required materials must be submitted together in one package. Applications will not be returned. Completed applications must be received by Monday, August 1, 2019. All applicants will be notified of results via mail by the first week of October.
The SHRM Foundation does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its grant and scholarship programs.
Employees or national board members of SHRM, the SHRM Foundation, or HRCI and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.
The University of Arkansas Global Campus offers flexible training opportunities.
Flexible Attendance Options
Establish yourself as a globally–recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development.
Ensure you're prepared for your exam with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. This intensive 16 week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.
Global Campus courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are taught by SHRM-certified instructors experienced in the HR field. Participants are expected to complete all assigned readings prior to each class.
The course cost of $1,299 includes textbooks - The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge.
The 2019 Learning System Course is also available as a 1-Week Bootcamp, which covers the same materials, but is condensed into a four-day course. The Bootcamp is scheduled for November 5-8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily CST. This Bootcamp course also costs $1,299 and includes the same course materials.
• NOARK members contact the NOARK Chap Admin for a code for a 10% discount.
Each Course Includes
Register Today for Either Program! For more information:
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Check with your local chapter, college or university.
Please note that each number accounts for an individual record, providing us with the total individuals certified when added up. In some cases, an individual may hold more than one certification.
|Exam Testing Period||First Time PHR Pass Rate||First Time SPHR Pass Rate||First Time GPHR Pass Rate||First Time PHRca Pass Rate||PHRi Pass Rate||SPHRi Pass Rate|
|December 2015-January 2016||54%||53%||56%||27%||69%||68%|
|May 2015-July 2015||53%||50%||47%||40%|
See more at hrci.org.
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:
Arkansas State Council, Certification Director
Sunshine Bartlett, SHRM-CP, PHR
1000 Fianna Way, Fort Smith, AR 72919
Office: (479) 201-3818
Cell: (479-) 459-8074