Certification Preparation


Mohawk Valley SHRM - Certification Course - Virtual Study Group

If you have been considering earning your HR Certification or just expanding your HR knowledge, the MVSHRM can help you achieve your goal. Our SHRM chapter is committed to providing the business community and our member and non-member HR practitioners in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Otsego counties and surrounding areas with a quality certification preparation study group to help you advance your career.

Note sure which exam is right for you, take a look at this comparison chart: https://www.hr.com/en/certifications/certification-guidelines_icnmg6la.html [hr.com]

MVSHRM will be offering a chapter study group to help you:

  • Understand and apply the material tested on the following exams:
  • Society of Human Resource Management
    • CP (Certified Professional)
    • SCP (Certified Senior Professional)
  • HR Certification Institute
    • aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources) - a new certification designed for practitioners who are just beginning their HR professional journey
    • PHR (Professional in Human Resources)
    • SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • Expand your HR knowledge with us even if you do not plan to take a certification exam!
  • Keep you on track with your HR Studies
  • Network and learn from your peers!

When you complete this course, study diligently, and have the proper HR experience for the exam you select, you’ll be prepared to pass your certification exam. Completing the program, benefits both you and your organization, by increasing your HR knowledge and competency, improving your efficiency and developing your job skills. Furthering your education boosts your confidence and expands your outlook on the HR field and open you up to new opportunities.

Register TODAY [mvshrm.org], Limited to 16 students!  

$1,280 Cost includes all Study Materials (SHRM partner Study Course)

All attendees will receive these additional items which are not available through other programs:
- additional Facilitator materials to supplement the course
- MVSHRM embossed portfolio
- Coupon for $25 off upcoming events/meetings 

Current SHRM members can apply for a grant to pay for your course materials and the cost to sit for the SHRM certification examination (apply from now thru June 8).  For more information go to this SHRM link: https://www.shrm.org/foundation/ourwork/scholarships/certification/Pages/default.aspx [shrm.org]

Course Facilitator:  Ann Maynard of Maynard HR Consulting

The Virtual Course will be held on Tuesdays from August 30 through December 6
Class time will be 6:00 pm through 9:30 pm

Apply by April 10
Your journey toward SHRM certification can now be done 100% online. This testing window, we are introducing the option to take your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam from home, through remote proctoring. We’re working to help you stay on track so that you can achieve your goal of becoming SHRM-certified this year. If you’re looking to save on exam fees, be sure to apply by April 10 to benefit from special early-bird pricing.

Why certify? 
  • HR professionals who pass the SHRM certification exam report salaries upwards of 7%-9% higher than peers who do not.
  • Of SHRM-certified professionals who were promoted, 63% report that their credential was a key factor.
  • Certified professionals report a greater understanding of necessary skills.
2020 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Spring Exam Window Updates
  • Effective June 1, SHRM will offer a remote proctoring option, which provides an opportunity to test from home. Check the website soon for full details; geographic restrictions apply. Approved applicants can schedule a remote proctoring exam date starting April 10. 
  • The early-bird application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 10.
  • The standard application deadline for the exam has been extended to Friday, May 15.
  • The spring testing window to take the exam is now June 1 – August 15.
COVID-19 Resources
SHRM Webcast
Free SHRM Member-Exclusive Webcast 
SHRM/CDC Update on COVID-19: Understanding What Has Happened and What Is Ahead
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. ET 


Earn Your SHRM Certification
EXTENDED Early-Bird Application Deadline:
APRIL 10, 2020 
REVISED Testing Window:
June 1 - August 15, 2020
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