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SHRM Certification: The Next-Generation Credentials for HR Professionals

San Diego SHRM is recognized by Global SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP


For more detailed information on the SHRM certification click here.


HRCI Certification: The Worlds Most Recognized Credentials for HR Professionals

HRCI certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.

San Diego SHRM is recognized by HRCI to offer recertification credits for PHR, SPHR, GPHR or -CA.

For more detailed information on the HRCI certifications, click here.

Thinking About Becoming Certified?

There are a number of advantages to obtaining your PHR, SPHR and GPHR certification. In addition to being a public recognition of professional achievement, certification shows mastery of our field and a commitment to staying informed of new developments. HR professionals must know how to deal effectively with all aspects of the field, including strategic planning, international business issues, compensation and benefits, HR development, employee rights, and emerging HR issues. Certification affirms your ability to understand our profession on a broader scale.

Time to Recertify?

To retain the PHR, SPHR or GPHR designations, the HR Certification Institute requires all certificants to recertify every three years either by accumulating 60 educational hours through continuing education, instruction, on-the-job experience, research and publishing, leadership activities, or membership in a national or international professional organization such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), or by retaking the examination ("recertification by examination”). For more information about how to recertify by retaking the exam, please refer to the most recent version of the GPHR, PHR and SPHR Certification Handbook. The cost to recertify by documenting 60 credit hours of continuing education is $100.

Growth Analogy

Growth Analogy caters to HR professionals by offering online instruction in a fun and stress-free environment.


"One of the best decisions I made after deciding to take the PHR/SPHR exam was to enroll in the S/PHR prep class offered through SD SHRM. This class was very informative, engaging, and believe it or Brenda and Kristine delivered the content in such a helpful and fun way that I looked forward to attending each class over the 12 weeks. Thanks to them and all of the helpful tips they provided throughout the course, I am happy to say that I passed BOTH the PHR and SPHR in the same testing window."
-Brett Pugliesi

"The S/PHR prep course was exactly what I needed to keep me focused, on track and motivated to study. It was clear the instructors know the material, and they do an amazing job translating it into clear, concise and easy to remember learning topics. It not only prepared me to pass the exam, but also increased the impact I have at the office. Taking the course was the best career decision I could have made!"
-Gina Becker, SPHR

San Diego Society of Human Resource Management, Chapter 130

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