• Certification Information
Below is information related to the two primary HR certifications currently offered to HR professionals. One is offered through HRCI and the other through SHRM.  SHRM also offers a program for students called the Assurance of Learning Exam.  Visit the links below to learn more.
 

Interested in Obtaining your SHRM Certification?

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Click here for more information on SHRM Certification! 

This site will help guide you through which certification is right for you, exam preparation options and testing window dates and deadlines

SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge
Go to the SHRM Certification website fo the most up to date version.

Prepare with 
UW-Madison's SHRM Learning System at the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. 

SHRM Certification App

Now Available: Exclusive app for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders. 
We've put the convenience of tracking your professional development credits in your hands! 
The new app allows you to: 
  • Easily add your PDCs under the Advance Your Education section.
  • Track all of the activities you have already added to your record.
  • Search and filter approved activities by competency, date and location.
  • Discover upcoming approved activities in your area.
  • Find out when you're eligible to apply for recertification.
Download now from the iTunes App Store or Google Play!

 

Interested in obtaining your PHR, SPHR or GPHR certification?

Over 135,000 HR professionals in more than 100 countries are HRCI certified. Holding an HRCI credential demonstrates relevance, competence, experience, credibility and dedication to human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers.

Click here for more information on HRCI's six certifications. 

This site will help guide you through which certification is right for you, exam preparation options and testing window dates and deadlines.

HRCI PHR SPHR Bodies of Knowledge 2014
Go to the HRCI website fo the most up to date version.

Student Learning Options

SHRM’s Assurance of Learning Exam for Students - Students are eligible to take the Assurance of Learning Exam 1 year prior to graduating and 1 year after graduation.  This exam demonstrates to employers the student has acquired the minimum knowledge required to be a successful HR professional, and it gives recent graduates an important advantage over other entry-level candidates by showing the student has achieved the Certificate of Learning upon passing an exit exam. 

For more information on the exam, registration and testing windows, visit this SHRM site.

HRCI’s aPHRTM Certification - HRCI’s Associate Professional in Human Resources is the certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. This program is designed for practitioners who are just beginning their HR career journey.

For more information on the exam, registration and testing windows, visit this HRCI site.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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