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HRPBC is a 100% SHRM-affiliated chapter. Individuals seeking to join HRPBC must first join SHRM. You will need your SHRM-issued member number to complete the application process. If you are not yet a member of SHRM, please click here

Eligible individuals may become Professional, Associate or Student members upon submission of the appropriate application, membership fee, and approval by the Board of Directors.

To apply for membership, review the following membership categories and complete the appropriate on-line membership application form (preferred method). Submit the form with your credit card payment to cover the membership fee along with any required documentation indicated. Or download the Membership Application here and mail to designated address with a check as form of payment. If applying for Professional Primary or Associate Primary a SHRM designation form must be attached when "mailing" in application and payment.

Once the application and payment are submitted, the application is reviewed by the Board of Directors. The Board reviews applications approximately twice monthly to confirm SHRM membership and to ensure the proper classification of membership (professional, associate, or student) before approval is granted.

All applicants for membership will receive written notification of the status of their membership application following the approval by the Board of Directors’. 

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Professional-Primary

Professional membership shall be limited to those individuals who are engaged as one or more of the following:

  • (a) practitioners of human resource management at the exempt level for at least three years;
  • (b) certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute;
  • (c) faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in human resource management or any of its specialized functions at an accredited college or university and have at least three years of experience at this level of teaching;
  • (d) full-time consultants with at least three years’ experience practicing in the field of human resource management; and/or
  • (e) full-time attorneys with at least three years’ experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession.

Only professional members of the Chapter may vote and hold office.

Those who designate HRPBC as their primary chapter are counted by SHRM as having associated with HRPBC, which may provide the chapter with additional financial support from SHRM to assist in providing quality programs and networking opportunities to members. All members submit $45 per calendar year (Jan 1 through Dec 31) for membership benefits and privileges. 


Professional-Non-Primary

Professional membership shall be limited to those individuals who are engaged as one or more of the following:

  • (a) practitioners of human resource management at the exempt level for at least three years;
  • (b) certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute;
  • (c) faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in human resource management or any of its specialized functions at an accredited college or university and have at least three years of experience at this level of teaching;
  • (d) full-time consultants with at least three years’ experience practicing in the field of human resource management; and/or
  • (e) full-time attorneys with at least three years’ experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession. Professional members may vote and hold office in the chapter.

Only professional members of the Chapter may vote and hold office.

Individuals who have designated another local chapter as their primary chapter, or who do not wish to designate any chapter as their primary chapter, pay dues of $45 for each calendar year (Jan 1 through Dec 31) . 


 

Associate-Primary

Individuals in non-exempt human resource management positions as well as those individuals who do not meet the professional member category, but who demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the Chapter, including national affiliate members.

Associate members may not vote and may not hold office in the Chapter.

Those who designate HRPBC as their primary chapter are counted by SHRM as having associated with HRPBC, which may provide the chapter with additional financial support from SHRM to assist in providing quality programs and networking opportunities to members.  All members submit $45 per calendar year (Jan 1 through Dec 31) for membership benefits and privileges. 


Associate-Non-Primary

Individuals in non-exempt human resource management positions as well as those individuals who do not meet the professional member category, but who demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the Chapter, including national affiliate members.

Associate members may not vote and may not hold office in the Chapter.

Individuals who have designated another local chapter as their primary chapter, or who do not wish to designate any chapter as their primary chapter, pay dues of $45 each calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31).  


Student

Individuals who are actively enrolled in human resources degree programs at the college or university level. Student members may not vote and may not hold office in the Chapter. Student members must be national student members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The only costs associated with membership for Student membership is maintaining membership with SHRM.  


How to Join

Applicants may join HRPBC in one of two ways:

               On-line (preferred) - Click here!

             Print and Mail (with payment):     HRPBC Membership
                                                                         P.O. Box 17016
                                                                         West Palm Beach, FL 33416-7016


If you would like more information about membership before submitting your application, please contact our Membership Chair at membership@hrpbc.org.

 

   

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