The HRSouthwest Conference supports both the SHRM and HRCI certifications for our attendees. The HRCI certifications build human resources knowledge and the SHRM certifications provide HR professionals with the competency to apply it. The HRSouthwest Conference has been pending approval of recertification credit hours from both SHRM and HRCI.
Recertification credit can be earned on an hour-per-hour basis for time spent in educational sessions and pre-conference workshops.
HRSWC will offer numerous opportunities to receive different types of HRCI recertification credit, including Business, Global and California. Details on the number of hours available for specialized credit types will be published when available.
Several pre-conference workshops will offer additional HRCI recertification credit hours and SHRM professional development credits, depending on the session.
HR Certification Information
Interested in HR Certification?
HR Certification is an opportunity for HR professionals to validate their individual expertise in the body of knowledge and competencies that are shared within the HR profession. It is also an outward sign of knowledge and professionalism that is recognized by all HR professionals and most employers. Texas leads the nation in the number of certified professionals!
Currently, there are two entities that offer professional certifications for HR Professionals; The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For information regarding certifications offered by each entity, eligibility requirements, testing windows and preparation materials, please visit the websites listed below.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management offers two competency-based certifications for HR Professionals. Your scope of work and depth of experience will determine which exam is best for you:
- SHRM-CP (SHRM Certified Professional)
- SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional)
For complete details about the credentials above, the certification process and testing dates, visit the SHRM Certification’s website at www.shrmcertification.org
If you have a valid HR generalist certification (including: PHR, SPHR, GPHR) which you obtained by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM’s new certification – at no cost – by participating in the “Pathway”. If you do not qualify under this criteria, you will take the SHRM certification exam to secure the SHRM certification.
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
The HR Certification Institute offers multiple certifications that cover all HR disciplines. Your scope of work and depth of experience will determine which exam is best for you:
- aPHR® (Associate Professional in Human Resources)
- PHR® (Professional in Human Resources)
- SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
- GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources)
- California Certification (PHR-CA®)
For complete details about the credentials above, the certification process and testing dates, visit the HR Certification Institute (HRCI)’s website at www.hrci.org.