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Board Position Available-Certification Chair

    October 22, 2013


    Position Summary:

    Manage the chapter’s certification study program. Encourage members to become certified and recertified. Increase the number of chapter members who are certified PHR/SPHR/GPHR by the HR Certification Institute.

    Responsible To:

    The members of the chapter
    The chapter president
    State council certification director

    • Lead, plan, and arrange for speakers and materials at the certification study group meetings.
    • Make announcements about benefits of certification and/or provide newsletter copy or web site text on benefits.
    • Provide information about the chapter’s certification study group at membership meetings and in the newsletter.
    • If there is no chapter study group, provide information to members about alternative study methods.
    • Recognize at meetings those who pass the test.
    • Forward a list of HR Certification Institute-certified members to the chapter membership roster chair and newsletter chair for publication.
    • Provide information about recertification to members including online tracking program.
    • Provide information about any changes in recertification requirements, changes in exam policies, changes in cost of exam, etc.
    • Work with the chapter program chair to secure HR Certification Institute approved-for-credit status for applicable chapter programs.
    • Maintain communication with the state council certification director and the HR Certification Institute staff as needed.
    • Participate in SHRM/HR Certification Institute Core Leadership Area conference calls and webcasts.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
    • Represent the chapter in the human resources community.
    • Attend as many monthly membership and board of directors meetings as you can.

    Chapter certification director must be certified by HR Certification Institute.

    Resources Available:
    • SHRM supplies the following resources for chapter certification chairs
    o Chapter Best Practices
    o Chapter Position Descriptions
    o Fundamentals of Chapter Operations
    o And MUCH MORE…available online at
    • HR Certification Institute available online at
    o HR Certification Institute offers an online toolkit to chapter certification directors at This toolkit will help you promote certification to your members, get your chapter meetings approved for recertification credit, create a study group and more.