Members to Benefit from HRCI Partnership

by Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, GPHR, President & CEO
Published June 9, 2015

 

A year ago, the HR community was taken by surprise when SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and HRCI (HR Certification Institute) announced they were parting ways.  During the past twelve months, our organization, in collaboration with our industry group, Employer Associations of America (EAA), has been dedicated to keeping our combined 35,000 member organizations abreast of the changing landscape in the area of HR certification. Simultaneously, we were also exploring relationships with well-respected national HR groups that would offer meaningful benefits to current and future certified members.  I am excited to announce that last week, HRCI and the EAA became strategic partners by forming a mutually beneficial alliance.

This announcement comes at a time when many HR professionals are trying to determine if they should maintain their current certification, consider multiple certifications from different certifying organizations or pursue their very first certification.  Having a host of HRCI-related benefits available through their local association may make the decision a little easier.  There are benefits for both PHR- and SPHR-certified individuals.

PHR Benefits

  • Three credits per full year of Management Association membership, up to nine credit hours per renewal cycle total (to be applied in the “Professional Membership” category).
  • One credit per full year of Management Association membership for HR (General) credit, up to three credit hours per renewal cycle total (to be applied in the “Continuing Education” category).
  • Total of 12 credit hours per renewal cycle possible via membership in the Management Association.

SPHR Benefits

  • Three credits per full year of Management Association membership, up to nine credit hours per renewal cycle total (to be applied in the “Professional Membership” category).
  • One credit per full year of Management Association membership for Business credit, up to three credit hours per renewal cycle total (to be applied in the “Continuing Education” category). Given that it is harder to find SPHR Business credit than regular HR credits, this is a fantastic benefit.  
  • Total of 12 credit hours per renewal cycle possible via membership in the Management Association.

For over twenty years, Management Association has offered a very successful certification preparation course. Thousands of members have benefited from our continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, briefings and webinars), relying upon our organization for earning many of their recertification credits. Adding this new list of attractive benefits to our already popular menu of hotline support, web resources, training and consulting strengthens our value proposition to members.  

I hope you share in my enthusiasm about this new partnership. I encourage you to maintain your current HRCI credentials and/or consider joining the ranks of the certified by preparing together with other members in our upcoming upcoming fall session.

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