The ‘HRCI v. SHRM’ HR Certification Recap Resource #SHRM14 #HRCI

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The HR certification process as we know it changed forever on May 12, 2014 when the Society of Human Resources announced it’s new certification program which is set to begin January 1, 2015. Practitioners flocked to the Twitterverse and started bombarding industry leaders with questions on what this meant for their PHR, SPHR, GPHR, etc.

SHRM will announce the official name of their certification program at Annual Conference just a few weeks away. At Blogging4Jobs we’re in conversations with SHRM about offering a special webinar for those who can’t attend the special sessions at the SHRM Conference because you have other events planned or you are not attending the shindig in Orlando. If you are interested in attending, please subscribe to our email newsletter. We’ll be sending out details via email in just as soon as a date is selected and an event is finalized.

At Blogging4Jobs, our official position is to remain neutral and to give you access to the information and resources as updates become available. We’re in a unique position where we are an HRCI Approved Provider and work hard to provide great webinars and webcast content that’s available for credit while also being affiliated with SHRM. They are a current client of Blogging4Jobs.

The information, conversations and email communications regarding the new certificaiton have been downright confusing. It’s a HR certification battle royale. I’m sure there has been much discussion at your local SHRM chapters and board meetings about what this new certification all means. Instead of taking an official position in the HRCI vs. SHRM certification debate, I thought it best to provide a resource using our blog as a central place of information. Bookmark this page. We’ll continue to be updating this list to keep you up to date.

Updates from SHRM

For more information on the SHRM Certification Process visit their website. 

Updates from HRCI

For more information on how the HRCI Certification Process is affected visit their FAQ section.  

Updates from Bloggers & Industry Media

All of these bloggers have written their own opinions on SHRM announcing their new certification process.

If you’ve written on the SHRM/HRCI certification and would like us to include you in this recap of recaps email blake(at) Have opinions of your own on the HRCI/SHRM accreditation battle? Comment below and let us know. 

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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