I currently hold the following four HR Certifications:
SHRM SENIOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (SHRM-SCP)
For HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals.
The foundation of the SHRM-SCP is the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™). The SHRM BoCK—the product of rigorous research involving thousands of HR professionals organizes eight behavioral competencies into three clusters: Leadership (Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice), Interpersonal (Relationship Management, Communication, Global & 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.
By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-SCP exam, 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.
SENIOR PROFESSIONAL in HUMAN RESOURCES CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE (SPHR)
Recognized as a professionally relevant credential for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the United States.
The SPHR demonstrates mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the U.S. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy. Organizations seek out SPHR professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.
PROFESSIONAL in HUMAN RESOURCES – CALIFORNIA (PHRca)
Designed for HR professionals who are experts in regulations and legal mandates specific to the state of California. The PHRca certification focuses on California HR-related laws and practices.
The PHRca demonstrates mastery of the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California. The PHRca is for professionals who either practice in California or are responsible for human resource management in California.
CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL in HUMAN RESOURCES (CPHR)
The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is the mark of a professional. It is a nationally (Canadian)-recognized symbol that an HR practitioner meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field and adheres to a professional code of ethics.
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