Benefits of Certification

Earning a professional certification in HR demonstrates to you and your organization that you commit to a higher standard.

If you’re an HR Professional, when you become HR certified, you

  • show you know the most current principles and core practices of HR management
  • become more marketable when you compete for top HR positions
  • raise your professional confidence among your staff and your peers

If you’re an employer, when you insist on certification for your professional HR staff, you help to ensure updated HR programs and policies in your organization. See how a certified HR staff can help your organization stay competitive and current on important HR-related issues.

In January 2015, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), with which we are affiliated, began issuing its own certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). For more information on these newly introduced credentials, please go to the SHRM Certification page on SHRM's website.

We recognize that the current situation with regard to HR certifications can be confusing.  The MHVSHRM has designated one of our volunteer leaders, Marjorie Guenther, as the chapter's contact on HR Certifications.  Please contact Marge should you have any questions about certifications from any of the certifying organizations.  

The MHVSHRM has traditionally provided HRCI certification credits for its programs.  We have now been designated a preferred provider for certification credits for the SHRM certification as well.  For the foreseeable future, the MHVSHRM will provide continuing educational credit for certifications from BOTH organizations.

HR Certification