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New SHRM Certification info now available

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Introducing the New SHRM Certification

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP):

If you hold a an existing senior- or advanced-level HR certification (SPHR), you will be eligible for the more senior of the new SHRM Certification, the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP):

If you hold an existing generalist- or professional-level HR certification (PHR), you will be eligible for the correlating new SHRM Certification, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

HR professionals with existing PHR/SPHR certifications in good standing will be eligible for the new SHRM Certification on January 1, 2015 by taking an online tutorial.  If you are already certified, you will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM Certification. Each HR professional has the prerogative to decide whether to obtain the new SHRM Certification, keep or drop any other existing certification.

All HR professionals seeking certification for the first time (that is, who do not currently hold a PHR/SPHR certification in good standing) can apply for the exam beginning January 5, 2015. The first exam window of the new SHRM Certification is tentatively scheduled for May 2015.

SHRM will begin to offer the 2015 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP mid-December 2014.

SHRM Certification Presentation


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Upcoming Events

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  • August 12, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    The Crowne Plaza® Fort Myers 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, FL (Adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops)

    Please join us on for our lunch meeting on Wednesday, August 11th!

    Mr. Paul Dean of the U.S. DOL - Wage & Hour Division, will provide attendees with information on various topics including 541 Exemptions, Tipped Employees, Record Keeping: Regulations Part 541, and Deductions, including credits and garnishments.


  • August 26, 2015, 8:00am – 1:00pm
    Lee County Public Education Center 2855 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, Florida 33966


    Dr. Braman MD,...

  • September 9, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    The Crowne Plaza® Fort Myers 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, FL (Adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops)

    By embracing people’s differences, businesses can spark innovation, better understand and serve customers, and gain competitive advantage. Businesses should challenge their employees to appreciate the differences of others and see those differences as potential drivers of change. This panel discussion will look at...

  • October 14, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    The Crowne Plaza® Fort Myers 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, FL (Adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops)



    Cost for Student: $10.00 Receipt for students

    Cost for members: $21.00 Receipt for members

    Cost for...

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