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ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH HR CERTIFICATIONS Presented by: Stephanie Runyan, PHR HR Products Manager HR Certification Institute No recertification credits are awarded for attending this presentation
Stephanie Runyan, PHR, is the HR Products Manager. She was also the Recertification Supervisor for HR Certification Institute since August of As the Recertification Supervisor, she managed the Recertification and Approved Provider/Approved for Credit programs for the Institute. Stephanie has more than 6 years of HR experience that includes earning her PHR in January of Previously, Stephanie has worked as an HR Generalist for an engineering firm in Virginia and as an HR Manager for a law firm in Washington, D.C. Stephanie has a BS in English from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and is working on her Master in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. PRESENTER’S BIO
TODAY’S AGENDA About HR Certification What is HR Certification? Value of HR Certification Benefits of HR Certification About the HR Certification Institute HR Certification Exams A Global Certified Community Exam Eligibility Requirements Exam Development Process Credential Portfolio Certification Exam Information Certification Exam Fees Application Steps Exam Preparation Resources Recertification Financial Assistance Contact Information
Certification is made of 4 key components: » Eligibility through a combination of professional HR experience and formal education; » Adherence to a professional ethical standard; » Demonstrated applied knowledge and skills through exam; » Ongoing professional development through recertification. WHAT IS HR CERTIFICATION?
Certification is achieved and maintained by: Meeting work and education requirements Passing an experience based exam Meeting recertification requirements by staying current in the field (60 credits in a three year cycle) WHAT IS HR CERTIFICATION?
ON HIRING of employers state that a certified job applicant has a greater hiring advantage than a non-certified job applicant. of employers state that a certified HR professional is more likely to be considered for promotion than a non- certified HR professional. of employers believe that a certified HR professional has greater job security than a non-certified HR professional. VALUE OF HR CERTIFICATION 96% 91% ON PROMOTION ON JOB SECURITY 81%
INDIVIDUAL Competitive advantage Mastery of HR knowledge and dedication Recognition from peers and organization Assists in job search and business Network with HR professionals BENEFITS OF HR CERTIFICATION
ORGANIZATION BENEFITS OF HR CERTIFICATION Competitive advantage with certified staff Certified staff are more driven and has a greater sense of ownership Assurance for clients brought about by credibility of certified staff RESULTS Long run operational efficiencies Strategic progress
ABOUT THE HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE MISSION Develop and deliver the highest quality certification programs that validate mastery in the field of human resource management and contribute to the continued improvement of individual and organizational performance. HISTORY 1976Began certifying HR professionals (PHR ® and SPHR ® ) 2004GPHR ® exam launched 2005Online recertification process started 2007California exam introduced 2008Online approved provider directory launched 2010Final year under old exam eligibility requirements 2011New exam eligibility requirements commence 2012Launch of global credentials – HRBP and HRMP
HR certification exams offered: PHR® - Professional in Human Resources SPHR® - Senior Professional in Human Resources GPHR® - Global Professional in Human Resources PHR-CA/ SPHR-CA - California certification (needs to be PHR- or SPHR- certified to take the exam) HRBP SM - Human Resource Business Professional HRMP SM - Human Resource Management Professional HR CERTIFICATION EXAMS
Certificants are growing in numbers A GLOBAL CERTIFIED COMMUNITY 130, countries PHR 70,526 SPHR 50,053 GPHR 1,440 CA 911 HRBP 229 HRMP 344 MULTI 1,377
1 year of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher 2 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher 5 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree 7 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree 2 years of demonstrated global exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher 3 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR experience) with a Bachelor’s degree 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR experience) with less than a Bachelor’s degree EXAM ELIGBILITY REQUIREMENTS For the Domestic Credentials: PHR SPHR GPHR
Why Add California Certification? Proves your expertise on ever-changing laws and regulations Gives a distinctive competitive advantage and professional credibility in California HR Demonstrates commitment to maintaining knowledge of California laws. Assists in job search and business Results in recognition from peers and organization Creates networking opportunities with other HR professionals
1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or global equivalent; 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent; 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree. 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or global equivalent; 5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent; 7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree. EXAM ELIGBILITY REQUIREMENTS For the Global Credentials: HRBP HRMP
STEP 1 Develop current standards in HR knowledge + practices STEP 2 Validates HR knowledge + practices with HR practitioners STEP 3 Develop exam questions STEP 4 Validate exam questions EXAM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Certified volunteers are critical to every phase of the exam development process. Once you are certified, we welcome your involvement.
EXAMSPHR ® SPHR ® GPHR ® California Contents Operational & tactical Strategic/PolicyInternational HR practices, assignment & management California laws & practices Pass Rates 59–67%52–60%56–70%52–72% Format 175 multiple- choice questions 165 multiple-choice questions 125 multiple-choice questions Duration 3 hours 2 hours & 15 minutes Application Dates (refer to for latest info.) SPRING 2014 Early registration period: January 29–March 26, 2014 Late registration period: March 27–April 30, 2014 WINTER 2014 Early registration period: June–October 2014 Late registration period: October–November 2014 Exam Periods SPRING May 1–June 30 WINTER December 1–January 31 SPRING May 1–31 WINTER December 1–31 CERTIFICATION EXAM INFORMATION
EXAMSHRBPHRMP ContentsOperational & tactical, regardless of geographic region Strategic/Policy, regardless of geographic region Format170 multiple-choice questions130 multiple-choice questions Duration3 hours 15 minutes2 hours 30 minutes Application DatesWINTER 2014 Early registration period: 1 April- 11 June 2014 Late registration period: 12 June- 16 July 2014 SPRING 2014 (to be confirmed) Early registration period: October- December 2014 Late registration period: December January 2015 Exam Periods1–31 March (Spring) 1–30 September (Winter) CERTIFICATION EXAM INFORMATION
PHR ® SPHR ® GPHR ® HRBPHRMP HR Professional 400 USD525 USD 275 USD375 USD Association Member 350 USD475 USD 250 USD350 USD Note: A 75 USD late fee will be incurred after regular deadline. CERTIFICATION EXAM FEES
STEP 1: Go to STEP 2: Complete application and payment * STEP 3: Receive Authorization To Test (ATT) Letter (only for HRBP/HRMP) STEP 4: Schedule Exam STEP 5: Take Exam STEP 6: Receive Results For HRBP and HRMP applicants, they are required to complete an extra step --- Credential Readiness Assessment (CRA). APPLICATION STEPS
Bodies of Knowledge Get familiar with the bodies of knowledge (www.hrci.org). Official Certification Guidebooks Available for PHR ®, SPHR ®, GPHR ® and California certification exams. Purchase from iShop (ishop.hrci.org), SHRM Store and leading book stores. Online Assessment Exams Available for PHR ®, SPHR ®, GPHR ® and California certification exams. Consists of actual retired exam questions. Assess your level of HR knowledge and experience. Test-Your-Knowledge Quizzes 10-question quiz with answers and rationale (www.hrci.org). FREE $ $ Social Networks FREE Approach our groups on LinkedIn, Facebook and SHRM Connect to form study groups or study tips. EXAM PREPARATION RESOURCES
SHRM Learning Systems SHRM Learning System ® and SHRM Global Learning System ® Local Professional Chapters Contact your local SHRM, industry (CUPA-HR, etc.), or affinity (NAAAHR, etc.) Chapters. They often form study groups or classes to help members prepare for certification exams. College/University Sponsored Courses Many local college + universities offer semester-long or condensed courses to help prepare for the exam. Visit your local university website or for more information. Certification Preparation Courses SHRM has numerous certification preparation courses or search online for other providers of certification preparation courses. EXAM PREPARATION RESOURCES
RECERTIFICATION 60 recertification credits are required every three years Helps achieve HR knowledge and skills Stays current with the changing HR trends, policies and practices in HR field Recertification categories: Continuing Education (no max.) Instruction On-the-Job Experience Research/Publishing HR Leadership Roles Professional Membership Or retake the exam!
SHRM Foundation Your Employer Local Professional Chapters 80 certification scholarships (worth US$750 each) are available for SHRM members. Many organizations reimburse the HR certification exam fees through employee assistance or professional development programs. Many local SHRM chapters offer their own certification scholarships. Check with the chapter in your area for more details. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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