SHRM strives to advance the HR profession as a whole, ensuring that as business evolves, HR evolves to meet business needs. Businesses increasingly understand that effective people management is a strategic imperative. As a result, business leaders expect that HR professionals will demonstrate, in addition to a thorough knowledge of HR concepts and requirements, the behavioral competencies required to effectively apply knowledge in the modern workplace in support of organizational goals.
To meet business needs, SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.
The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) is the foundation for these certifications. The SHRM BoCK—the product of rigorous research involving thousands of HR professionals organizes eight behavioral competencies into three clusters: Leadership (Leadership and Navigation, Ethical Practice), Interpersonal (Relationship Management, Communication, Global and Cultural Effectiveness), and Business (Business Acumen, Consultation, Critical Evaluation). Additionally there are 15 HR knowledge areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional. (See The SHRM BoCK for additional information.)
By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, SHRM’s certifications demonstrate to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competency and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.
KYSHRM Virtual Certification Exam Prep Course
The Kentucky SHRM State Council is excited to announce their new “Virtual SHRM Certification Prep Course”!
Register at https://www.kychamber.com/shrm-certification-prep-course. Space is limited, so don’t delay.
LSHRM Certification Study Group
Program Description: This study group is not designed to teach the SHRM Bock Learning System Materials, but is a discussion-based format where SHRM practice questions are used to initiate a dialogue around HR issues. Individuals interested in learning the SHRM Learning System are encouraged to register for the new KYSHRM Virtual Cert Prep Course. For more info go to: https://www.kychamber.com/shrm-certification-prep-course
Location: Virtual Zoom Sessions
Cost: LSHRM Members: $35 = Registration
$570 = Registration + SHRM Learning System Study Materials
LSHRM Non-Members: $50 = Registration
$585 = Registration + SHRM Learning System Study Materials
* All registration fees will be donated to the SHRM Foundation*
The SHRM Foundation supports lifelong learning for HR professionals through various scholarship programs. Scholarships for professional certification are available to support SHRM members who are striving to obtain their SHRM certification.
Each year one certification scholarship will be awarded to a SHRM National Member who is a member of the Louisville Chapter of SHRM.
If you are selected to receive a SHRM Foundation Certification Professional Grant you will receive a SHRM Learning System and exam fee waiver for the SHRM Certification for which you are eligible (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP), to be claimed 12 months from the date of issue.
For more information or to apply, visit the SHRM Foundation Scholarship Page
2019 LSHRM Scholarship Winner - Hannah Sadler
"I am so grateful to be selected to receive the LSHRM Scholarship for 2019! I have wanted to take the SHRM-CP test for a while now, and even joined the study group before I even graduated with my MBA. I didn't think I would be able to take this exam as I was just starting off on my HR journey and didn't have the resources to get certified. I truly think this scholarship program is such a blessing and just what I needed to send me on my way to a successful HR career."