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February 2015

Love is in the Air….or is that Heartburn?

February may be the month for love and romance, but many HR professionals are agonizing over the extensive change in certification standards, requirements, and providers. As, I’m sure, most HR professionals are aware, SHRM severed their long-standing relationship with HRCI and developed their own certification program beginning this year. In addition to HRCI’s certifications of PHR, SPHR, and GPHR, SHRM now offers a SHRM-CP and SHRM- SCP. This has left many of us wondering how functioning with the two certification boards will progress, as both entities are claiming ascendancy, yet, to date, it is not evident to the HR community.

Fortunately, through 2015, those that are currently certified through HRCI do not need to sit through the SHRM certification exam. HR professionals that currently hold a HRCI certification can take an online tutorial at the SHRM website and receive one of the SHRM certifications, depending on your current certification. However, an individual with both certifications will need to meet two separate recertification requirements to maintain both certifications. And we thought that we already had enough to do!

Time will tell how the two programs will function in the HR world, but, in the interim, the uncertainty leaves many HR professionals scrambling for appropriate credits and educational opportunities. Rest assured that NCHR-SD will continue to offer quality programs and workshops that now not only qualify for HRCI credits, but also meet the requirements of SHRM certifications.

With now knowing that you can receive multiple recertification credits at NCHR-SD events, we hope that you now have to spend less time worrying about your certifications and can spend more time concentrating on flowers, champagne, and heart-shaped chocolates!


Janet M. Mainenti, M.A., SPHR


                                         NCHR-SD LEGAL UPDATE


February 2015 


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