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Certification Self-Guided Study Group Information

    Click HERE to view the SHRM 2018 commericial.

    To register for a Certification Scholarship provided by GVHRA, please complete the Certification Scholarship Application Form.

    There is no better time than now to pursue your professional HR certification.  GVHRA looks forward to supporting you in your successful pursuit of your SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR by sponsoring a free Certification Study Group.  If you are interested in participating, please email Brenda Haakenson (GVHRA Certification Chair) at  Below you can find all of the information to help you determine which certification is right for you. 

    Click here for HRCI-PHR, SPHR, GPHR

    Exam dates are not limited.  Click here to follow the instructions on how to register.

    Click here for SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP next testing window 

    2019-2020 WINTER TESTING WINDOW:  December 1, 2019 - February 15, 2020  (Regular Application Deadline is November 18th)

    2020 SPRING TESTING WINDOW:  May 1 - July 15, 2020  (Regular Application Dedline is April 10, 2020)

    2020-2021 WINTER TESTING WINDOW:  December 1, 2020 - February 15, 2021  (Regular Application Deadline is November 6, 2020) 

    There have been many changes in the past few years and GVHRA seeks to host certification self-guided study groups for professionals seeking their SHRM HR Certification, provided there are enough individuals interested in becoming certified.  If you are interested in participating in a self-guided study group, please email

    If there are enough interested in forming a self-guided study group you will want to be prepared to answer to the following questions:  

    1)      Which exam would you prefer to prepare for? (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR)

    2)      Would you prefer to meet weekly for 12 weeks, or attend a condensed 1.5 day preparation session (on a Friday/Saturday)?

    3)      If meeting weekly, which weeknight is best?

    Brenda will get back to you and let you know if there are other individuals who are interested in a self-study group.

    Thank you!

    OR if you are already certified and would like the opportunity to support your peers in their certification while earning re-certification credit, please click HERE.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns:  Thank you!