STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Certification

 Certification Director Contact:

Marc Braun
Marcbraunjr@gmail.com

Purpose/Mission

The Certification Committee assists HR professionals who are interested in obtaining and retaining HR certifications. Also, we connect members with one another to form study groups, share expeiriences, and quality resources. We are here to answer any questions that you may have regarding certification and help you along your way to bettering yourself in the field of HR.

The BNHRA understands that it can be an intimidating and confusing process when deciding which professional organization you would like to pursue a certification from, with both SHRM and HRCI offering designations. Please review the information below to assist you in the decision making process.

Have you recently received your certification? Let us know so we can recognize your achievements in our chapter chatter and program meetings!  Contact the Certification Chair with your name, certification awarded, copy of certificate, and the date you received it.

HRCI vs SHRM

Certification Comparison Chart

HRCI and SHRM: What You Need to Know

HRCI

The HR Certification Institute has been around since 1976! Click the links below to explore HRCI and find out which certification is right for you. 

About HRCI

History

Certifications

SHRM

About SHRM

Eligibility Criteria

SHRM-CP

SHRM-SCP

Which Certification is Right for You?

HRCI - Selecting The Right Exam

SHRM - Selecting The Right Exam

Exam Content Breakdown

Click the links below to view detailed information on each certification exams content. Click here to view the HRCI What to Expect PowerPoint presentation! 

aPHR

PHRi

PHR & SPHR

GPHR

SHRM Descriptions of Exams

Recertification

HRCI Recertification

SHRM Recertification

How to apply for recertification credits online for HRCI and SHRM

HRCI - Submitting Recertification Activities

SHRM - Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

 

Revised 7/29/2018