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Certification Scholarship Application Form

    Please complete the Certification Scholarship Application Form below and a GVHRA Board Committee will review it to determine if you meet the criteria for one of our scholarships.  Thank you.

    To be eligible for the SHRM certification, applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  These requirements are outlined below:

    SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart

    Credential Less than a Bachelor's Degree* Bachelor's Degree Graduate Degree
    HR-Related Program Non-HR Program HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree
    SHRM-CP 3 years in HR role 4 years in HR role 1 year in HR
    2 years in HR role Currently in HR role 1 year in HR role
    SHRM-SCP 6 years in HR role 7 years in HR role 4 years in HR role 5 years in HR role 3 years in HR
    4 years in HR role

    *Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree; associate’s degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school diploma; or GED.

    The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:

    • HR-related experience relates to work in any of the 15 Functional Areas identified in the SHRM BoCK.
    • Applicants are not required to hold an HR title. The critical factor in determining eligibility is your HR-related work as opposed to your job title.
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours to HR-related activities in any calendar year to qualify as having a year of HR-related experience.
    • Part-time work qualifies as long as the 1,000-hour standard is met within a calendar year.
    • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers that have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience, as long as HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience.
    • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt.
    • SHRM membership is not required.
    Available GVHRA Scholarships up to $250 maximum per testing window and/or up to $500 per year.
    Identify any obstacles or hardships that impact your ability to cover the expenses of certification.
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