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Professional Membership

For individuals who are engaged in the profession of human resource management and who meet one of the criteria below:

  • practitioners of human resource management at the professional level
  • hold an HR certification recognized by SHRM or HRCI
  • 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
  • full-time consultants with experience practicing in the field of human resource management
  • full-time attorneys with experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession

Professional members may vote, serve on committees and hold office on the Board of Directors. 

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For individuals who do not meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership but can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the organization, a bona fide interest in human resource management and in the purpose of the group. This includes those members who are affiliated with a company that offers and/or sells a human resource-related product and/or service for profit to the corporate Human Resource or business community.

Partner members may vote and hold office on the Board of Directors; however, partners may not hold the office of President-Elect or President, or Immediate Past President-Elect.

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Student Membership

Individuals who are actively enrolled in human resource programs at an accredited college or university and who meet one of the criteria below:

  • An individual maintaining at least 12 semester or 9 quarter hours in a bachelor's-degree-granting program with major emphasis in the human resource field;
  • An individual enrolled in a professional human resource certificate program requiring a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter units from an accredited college or university.

Student Enrollment Verification [PDF]

A screenshot or photo of student verification is acceptable, provided the student's name is included on the document, along with current student enrollment status.

Student Members may serve on committees, but may not vote or hold office on the Board of Directors.

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Please note that membership is granted to individuals, rather than to corporate or institutional representative members. Memberships are not transferable.


San Diego Society of Human Resource Management, Chapter 130
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