Education and Workforce: Certification

Earning an HR Certification demonstrates that you have mastered the core HR knowledge and principles, and that you are dedicated to staying current in the Human Resources field. For more on the value of a HR Certification you may watch a brief video.

The HR Certification Institute offers three main certifications:

  • PHR® (Professional in Human Resources)
  • SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources)

NEW EXAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 2014. Exam Eligibility Requirements

Study Groups

Learn with Your Peers to Earn Your Credential. CSHRM Fall 2014 Study Group will begin meeting in September.  If you have been considering increasing your HR knowledge or earning your HR certification exam! Join a group of your peers to study for your PHR/SPHR certification.  This study group is led by local HR experts.

Thanks to DeVry University for hosting our classes.

Study Group Requirements:  All participants must have a copy of the 2014 SHRM Learning System materials. Due to the popular demand of our program, we are accepting a limited number of non-CSHRM members for enrollment.

For more information and to the complete registration form, click here.


September 9, 11, 16, 25, 30

October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18

(Tuesday and Thursday evenings)


6-8 pm


DeVry University

4141 Rockside Rd                                

Independence, OH 44131

2014 SHRM Learning System Material Cost

$600.00 for Cleveland SHRM Chapter Members

NOTE: Retail price for nonmembers is $880 (a $200 savings)

To prepay online, click here


Complete REGISTRATION FORM and submit with payment
by August 29, 2014


SHRM Learning System

SHRM Learning System

Local University SHRM Learning System Classes

Cleveland State University
John Carroll University
Kent State University
University of Akron

Additional Resources

8 Ways to Fund Your Training
HRCI Online Assessment Exams