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 HRCI Clarifies Confusion Around Certifications

This article comes directly from under "Let's Be Clear".



Get Certified and Stay Certified with HRPBC Professional Development Opportunities!

In 2018, HRPBC will continue to partner with several colleges and universities in South Florida. If you are looking to "Elevate” yourself through education in 2017, please review the following professional development benefits and take advantage today!

The professional development committee assists in providing professional development opportunities for chapter members and manages the certification of our programs through the HR Certification Institute and SHRM. Additionally, this committee encourages members to become certified and recertified.

To volunteer for this committee, please contact our Professional Development Chair. 


SHRM and HRCI Certification Exam Preparation Resources at Palm Beach State College

Classes at Palm Beach State College run twice a year beginning in February and September in conjunction with SHRM and HRCI testing windows as follows: 

SHRM (CP/SCP): May 1 - July 15
HRCI (PHR/SPHR): HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) provides year-round testing―an HR industry first. The year-round testing provides you with the most flexibility possible to accommodate your busy schedule.
You must meet all eligibility requirements to take an exam. The exam approval is valid for 180 calendar days from the application approval date. For complete details:
Exam dates for all HRCI certifications are available on a first-come, first-served basis at approved testing centers. HRCI monitors test center usage closely and periodically evaluates test center locations based on customer volume. Learn more about


Upcoming SHRM scholarship deadlines

The SHRM Foundation will award 220 scholarships in 2018, with 110 awarded this spring to individuals seeking a SHRM certification. Ten of these scholarships are reserved for SHRM members who have advanced veteran hiring in a professional or volunteer capacity. Deadline: April 10, 2018

New in 2018–Forty scholarships will support individuals who are recertifying their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, with 20 awarded this spring. Deadline: April 10, 2018
Scholarship is for $750 toward SHRM certification exam and or preparation (SHRM-CP or SCP)

Selection Criteria

40% Work experience/progression (HR involvement & future career plans)
40% Volunteer activity (SHRM experience preferred, but not required)
20% Financial need


Apply                                                                Notified of Results
January 15 - April 10                                        June 5, 2018
June 1 - September 1 (New Date!)                   November 5, 2018

For information to apply, and an overview of all SHRM scholarships and corresponding application deadlines, go to

Stay Certified with Continuing Educational Courses from Florida Atlantic University!

Earn additional HRCI credits from with the below courses! HRPBC Members receive a $100 discount off of the following courses!

Contact Sarah Wilson for questions at

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