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Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)



Blue Ridge CTC in Partnership with SHRM. Ready to take your career to the next level?  We can help.

Next Generation SHRM Certification—Available in 2015.

The new SHRM certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success. It is built upon one singular body of knowledge designed to elevate the HR profession around the world. It ensures that the HR professional possesses the relevant HR knowledge required for today’s workplace, but it goes one step further. The SHRM certification tests the HR professional’s competencies – the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.

Benefits and Features:

Universal Skills and Recognition: The new HR certification is relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere.

Knowledge and Competency: The new HR certification tests HR knowledge as well as competency to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate not only what they know, but what they can do with this knowledge in situations they encounter.

Developed with Employers in Mind: The new HR certification is based on in-depth research focused on and supported by global employers and business leaders and reflects what HR professionals need to know to lead the profession.

Expanded Eligibility and Inclusivity: The new HR certification recognizes the diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements are more reflective of HR roles, the cost of the exam is lower and the test windows have been extended for better accessibility and flexibility.

Focus on You: The new HR certification is your credential, based on the current HR landscape. This certification is 100% focused on the knowledge and competencies all HR professionals need to lead in today’s global business community.

Who should consider earning the new SHRM Credential?

All HR professionals with existing generalist certifications (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP or HRMP) in good standing will be eligible for the new SHRM certification on January 1, 2015, by taking an online tutorial.

All HR professionals seeking certification for the first time can apply for the exam beginning January 1, 2015. The first exam window of the new certification is tentatively scheduled for mid-2015.

When can you start?

SHRM will begin accepting applications for those seeking certification, beginning January 1, 2015. The first exam window of the new certification is scheduled for May 2015.

We will begin to offer certification preparation courses for the new SHRM certification using the SHRM Learning System in February 2015. Check back soon for class dates. Call Pat Hubbard at 304-725-7104 for additional information or questions.

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