Certification & Education

Welcome to the SLSHRM Certification page: your one stop for information on becoming certified and on maintaining your certification once achieved. We know that passing the HR certification exams takes effort and commitment and we want to acknowledge your hard work and commitment to HR professional excellence. When you take and pass the SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or SPHR/PHR exams please send your name and credentials to Sarra Idehen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SLSHRM Certification Director, at sarra@exec-assistgroup.com to be entered in the raffle for a free one-year membership in SLSHRM (a $175 value).

HR Certifications

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HR Certification

The following links provide information regarding the certification process, eligibility criteria and exam window and testing fees available on the SHRM website. You can download the Certification Handbook by clicking here.

SHRM Certification Process
Eligibility Criteria
Exam Window and Testing Fees


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HR Recertification

Once becoming certified, HR professionals keep their certifications up to date by earning 60 professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM certifications or 60 recertification credits for HRCI certifications during their three-year recertification cycle. SLSHRM provides recertification hours each month through its regular events programming. In 2020 over 80 recertification hours were made available to our members. Further information about how to recertify or what is required to recertify is found at the link below.

SHRM Recertification

In addition, SHRM approves various activities for recertification credit. Click below to see which activities you may be able to claim for recertification credit.

Qualifying recertification activities

You can download the Recertification Handbook by clicking here.

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HRCI Certification

As a local SHRM Chapter we plan to continue to support the HRCI certifications. We will offer HRCI credit at our monthly professional development meetings and will promote preparation for those who desire to obtain the HRCI Certification as either a Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).

For detailed information about HRCI certification please go to the HRCI website at www.hrci.org


Leading the way in HR Scholarship Opportunities

The SHRM Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization that operates as the research and development arm of the HR profession, advances the profession and enhances the knowledge and competency of HR professionals through its funding of research, publications and educational programs.

The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession. It Includes academics, practitioners and representatives from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Scholarship with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Whether it’s a new market, new product, or expansion, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is focused on GROWTH.

It is 100% scholarship based and no cost to you.

We are recruiting small business owners for the program now.

The course runs for about 15 weeks and meets roughly one day every week.

 The criteria to qualify:

                2 years in business

                $150,000 minimum in annual revenue

                Equivalent of 4 employees

                Desire to grow your small business

The first step is to complete the online application at:  www.10ksbapply.com

SLSHRM Kristy Cousins Certification Grant

SLSHRM created a certification grant in remembrance of Kristy Cousins, former SLSHRM Chapter Management Professional. The grant is being sponsored through the SHRM Foundation Scholarship and Grants process and is being offered to eligible members of SLSHRM. The Grant includes cost of SHRM Learning System and SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP test fees and is offered twice a year. Actual application dates in the Jan-Feb and May-June windows vary.

Local HR Training Organizations

SLSHRM partners with professional HR training providers to provide our members with various avenues for continuing education and learning toward certification as HR professionals. The following partners provide certification workshops to assist members in successful preparation for the HR certification exams. Workshops are open to those preparing for SHRM and HRCI certification. These partners offer SLSHRM members 10% discounts when taking their workshops or continuing education courses.

HR Training Resources Offered by HR Mentors

  • 3-Week Course Starts January 3 - $349

    This course is specifically designed for the experienced HR professional – approximately 5+ years in an exempt role, with solid experience in multiple HR specialties. Also, while many HR professionals feel that they know the material, they may not be the best test-takers – we can help. Taking this course will go a long way to explaining the exam structure, types of questions to expect, clarifying how to study and practice for the exam.  Register at the link below:


  • 12-Week Course Starts January 13 - $749

    This course is for every HR professional – those brand new to the profession and the seasoned professional - anyone looking for an in-depth study course. In addition to the deep dive into each of the five functional areas of HR – Business & Strategy, Total Rewards, Employee & Labor Relations, Training & Development, Talent Management, we will highlight the concepts, best practices, and many of the secrets to understanding the questions on the exams. Register at the link below:


For more information contact HR-Mentors, PO Box 540137, North Salt Lake, UT 84054

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HR Training by PeopleServe

HR Certificate Training

At PeopleServe, we help HR professionals gain the knowledge and skills needed to become strategic partners in their organizations. Hundreds of HR professionals have attended our classes. Many have also earned their HRCI (PHR/SPHR) and SHRM (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP) certifications with our help. We have a high pass rate for both exams.


Recertification Credit Workshop and Courses

Tools2Succeed has set up a discount code for SLSHRM members that will save them $50. There is currently a $30 discount code shown on the page. Our members will use the SLSHRM code rather thanthe code shown on the page.

The easiest way to get to the HR Recertification Credit e-Learning package is to go to www.hr.credit. That is a "shortcut link." The full link  is https://tools2succeed.com/hrci.html. All e-Learning courses are approved for both SHRM and HRCI recertification.

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HR Certification Study Group

Salt Lake SHRM Chapter is offering a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP study group using the 2021 SHRM Learning System. Our program combines the leadership of an experienced facilitator with learning modules based on the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge and interactive study tools that test your knowledge and decision-making skills for comprehensive and effective SHRM certification preparation.

In our special offer to SLSHRM members, the 4-Module SHRM Learning System content includes the following formats: online format and downloadable .epub format and in print, for the one low discount price of $535. Each module also contain a bibliography, a glossary and an index.

The cost to attend the Study Group: $50 registration fee, plus $535 for 2021 SHRM Learning System.

Nov 4 – Dec 2,2021
6:00 PM –9:00 PM Mountain Time
Register today!

The class will fill quickly. Whether you are a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP candidate, or a manager seeking training for your staff, our course can help you accomplish your certification and professional development goals.

Our Study Group is designed to be a review/recap that augments your personal self-study of information in the SHRM Learning System. The study group is particularly geared toward HR professionals planning to sit for the exam during the Winter test cycle – Dec 1, 2021 – Feb 15, 2022. We recommend taking the assessment provided in the SHRM Learning System to determine your baseline knowledge and focus your exam preparation journey. Test preparation and test-taking tips will be
provided each week. Our 4-week course outline includes:

Week 1 – HR Expertise – People
Week 2 – HR Expertise – Organization
Week 3 – HR Expertise – Workplace
Week 4 – HR Behavioral Competencies

SHRM’s global HR credentials, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), offer growth, advancement and recognition.

For certification related questions