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    Benefits of SHRM Membership

    • Personalized Content
    • Legislative Resources & Updates
    • Member Community
    • Free Webcasts
    • Discounts on SHRM Events and Educational Offerings
    • Thousands of HR-Related Resources and More!​

    Benefits of Chapter Membership

    • Network with local HR professionals
    • Gain insights on HR best practices
    • Discover local career advancement opportunities
    • Earn PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification

    NOTE: Chapter membership expires at the same time as your current SHRM membership, regardless of enrollment date. Any applicable Chapter dues will be prorated based on the number of months remaining on your current SHRM membership.

    *This chapter is a 100% membership chapter, which means you must also be a member of the national SHRM organization (


    Better Together
    SHRM Membership and Chapter Membership are the Perfect Combination! 
    Since we are a 100% chapter, you must be a member of SHRM in order to join our chapter. You will receive all the benefits offered by SHRM national and the benefits of our local chapter - double the value!

    The SHRM Professional membership is $219, SHRM Student membership is $40. Advance your career with SHRM Membership and gain access to:

    - Downloadable Tools & Templates
    - Expert HR Knowledge Advisors
    - Current News on Trending HR Topics
    - Legal & Compliance Resources

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    If you are a first time SHRM member, please use the promotional code "CHFSD" when completing the SHRM national membership application and receive a $15 discount off your first year's membership annual dues.  

    SHRM Certification

    Set Yourself Apart
    with SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

    Certification not only prepares you for the challenges ahead, but also sets you on a path for further success. By earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential, you demonstrate that you’re invested in your career and ready to lead.

    Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam compares.

    Prove your HR knowledge—and how you can apply that knowledge on the job. Gain a platform to show you’re ready to take on the next challenge.

    Get Started:

    1. Determine your eligibility using the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility chart.
    2. Apply for the exam. Find upcoming deadlines, exam windows and fees and submit your application.
    3. Choose a SHRM certification preparation option, based on your learning style and schedule. Discover available learning options.
    4. Take the exam and leverage your certification! Continue ongoing learning and development through recertification.

    SHRM Recertification

    Maintain Your SHRM Credential with Recertification

    HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™. SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs: Advance Your EducationAdvance Your Organization, and Advance Your Profession.

    For more information on how to recertify, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.



    View the membership FAQ, contact us or call SHRM’s member care center: 

    800.283.7476 option 3 (U.S. only)

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