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Certification Study Group

Are you interested in investing in your professional development? FVSHRM can help with that! Join either our Spring Study Group (which normally starts meeting in February) or our Fall/Winter Study Group (which normally starts meeting in September). The study group can help you prepare for your SHRM Certified Professional (CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SCP) exam! You will get the opportunity to connect and develop relationships with other local HR professionals, as well as a chance to share your knowledge and experience for the greater good of the group. This is a free study group as long as you are an active member of FVSHRM! Only cost would be your materials which are at a discounted rate. The study group usually meets one night a week for 11 weeks using the Zoom platform.

If you are a member of a different SHRM chapter, you have the ability to join the study group for a small fee that goes towards a scholarship fund. Please reach out to Margaret Baltus directly if you have questions about that by emailing her at fvshrmvpprofdevelopment@gmail.com.

If you have already passed your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP test, we would love to have you help facilitate the study group. This is a great way to volunteer and give back to our fellow Chapter members. Plus you get to network with some amazing participants. If you are interested in facilitating or know someone who would like to do this, please reach out to Margaret directly!

Certification Information

Below is information related to the two primary HR certifications currently offered to HR professionals. One is offered through SHRM and the other through HRCI.  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 for additional details.

Prepare for the exam by participating in the spring or fall SHRM Study Group, offered for FVSHRM members at no charge. For additional details, contact the VP of Professional Development.



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 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!


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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