Professional Development

professional developmentSBSHRM is proud to offer chapter meetings and educational events that are approved for recertification credits by SHRM & HRCI. This not only demonstrates the quality of the program we offer, it also allows you to earn recertification credits.


Certification as a Human Resource professional means you:

  • possess knowledge of the most up to date principles and core practices of HR management

  • become a valuable asset to the leaders in your organization

  • raise your professional confidence among your staff and your peers

  • become more marketable when you compete for HR positions

Society for Human Resource Management Certifications: SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP

Society for Human Resource Management works to advance the HR profession as a whole, ensuring that as business evolves, HR evolves to meet business needs. SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

New for 2020 - you can claim re-certification credits for activities related to Covid-19. Click here for a FAQ. Don't miss this opportunity to make up for any credits you may be missing due to conferences being cancelled this year.  

Learn more: SHRM Certification

HR Certification Institute

Certifications: aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi

HR Certification Institute is proud to offer a suite of seven accredited certifications for every stage of your HR career. Certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.

Today’s business leaders seek the world’s best HR professionals―those who can lead complex organizations and anticipate changing workforce demands. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), for more than 40 years, has provided gold-standard credentials for leading HR professionals who demonstrate an understanding of how HR best practices drive business results.

Learn more: HRCI Certification


Once you pass your certification exam, you must recertify your credentials every three years. This is accomplished through continuing education and other professional activities. Recertification shows you are committed to your future and the future of your organization.

Most SBSHRM chapter meetings and educational events are approved for recertification credits. SBSHRM Certificate of Attendance documents are emailed to all individuals who attend the event. SHRM and HRCI require online submittal of recertification credits.

You worked hard to earn your HR certification. Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to professional development in the HR field and recertify!