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.

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HR Training Resources provided by the Employer's Council

Employers Council serves the human resource and employment law needs of the business community, helping employers manage all aspects of the employment relationship. We provide employment law advice, HR support, workforce training, and survey data for employers throughout the western US region. Our broad array of workforce trainings including:

  • PHR/SPHR Certification Study Program (5-day program)

  • Introduction to Human Resources Management Program (5-day program)

  • Advanced Human Resource Management Program (5-day program)

  • Supervisory Skills Program (5-day program)

  • Supervisory Skills: Taking it to the Next Level (2-day pogram)

  • A wide range of half-day and full day trainings on various HR, employment law, and leadership topics such as FMLA, ADA, Interviewing, Onboarding, Communication, Coaching, and Performance Management.

We can also bring our trainings onsite to your facility. To learn more about how we can meet your training needs, please email utinfo@msec.org or access our online catalog at www.msec.org/catalog/Pages/default.aspx. We love to help employees and companies learn essential information that they need to succeed!

HR Training Resources Offered by HR Mentors

Sunstone HR specializes in Human Resource Certification Preparation courses. Preparation for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR or SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

  • 3-Week HR Certification Prep Classes

  • 12-Week HR Certification Prep Classes

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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SLSHRM Study Group

Three week, two nights per week, study session sponsored by SLSHRM and facilitated by experienced HR professionals with experience with the SHRM Learning System and the HRCI system. Dates of classes TBD.

For certification related questions