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Credentials for HR Professionals: Time to Set Yourself Apart!

Certification is a voluntary action by a professional group to establish a system to grant recognition to professionals who have met a stated level of training and work experience. Certified individuals are entitled to make the public aware of their credentialed status, usually through the use of initials after their names.

There are certification options provided by HRCI and/or SHRM

HOW TO DECIDE? This link provided by provides a very comprehensive comparison of each:


 SHRM Certification

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers two certifications: SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. SHRM Certification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the core competencies needed to ensure your success in today's business environment.

View these videos for more details:

Who Is Eligible For SHRM Certification?

Value of SHRM Certification to Your Employer

For more information about eligibility requirements, exam dates, and helpful downloadable resources CLICK HERE

Contact SHRM Jacksonville Certification & Recertification for further assistance:



 HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Alternative

The HR Certification Institute offers four certifications for HR professionals: PHR® (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources), GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources)and PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA® (PHR and SPHR with state certification in California).

For more information on Eligibility, Certification Handbook pdf & current  Exam Schedule & Fees, & How to Apply CLICK HERE


There are diverse learning options to choose from. Discover the best one that matches your schedule and learning style.

Partners for Certification Exam Preparation & Resources


University of North Florida partners with SHRM Jacksonville to offer SHRM certification exam preparation courses. 

See this site for registration information: UNF CERTIFICATION PAGE

UNF also has Online options: 




Florida State College at Jacksonville partners with SHRM JAX to offer HRCI Certification prep courses at the Deerwood Center

Online Registration for the PHR/SPHR live class is available @:

FSCJ Also offers online prep classes: 

(PHR) Link:

(SPHR) Link:

Online Learning System option: SHRM Learning System details click here

Are you interested in participating in a Study Group?

The Certification Committee is coordinating informal (non-classroom) study groups to assist you in successfully passing your exam. Contact information will be shared with others which to study in an informal atmosphere (location of your own choosing). Email

Recertification / Stay Certified

Each of SHRMJAX’s monthly programs is submitted for certification credits for both HRCI and SHRM CP/SCP recertification.


There are other local organizations, such as the North Florida Compensation & Benefits Association ( There are multiple web sites at which to discover fee and no fee recertification credits. 

SHRM Certification Portal for credit tracking

HRCI Certification Portal for credit tracking


The SHRM Foundation offers certification scholarships for exam and/or preparation for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Click here to apply for scholarships