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HRCI Provides Updated Comments on SHRM's Proposed Certification

22 June 2014 


HR Certification Institute Executive Director Amy Schabacker Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE, released the following statement today regarding SHRM’s updated announcement about its proposed certification.

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HRCI Board Chair Statement

19 May 2014 


Respect for the Trust and Integrity of HR Certification

HRCI Board Chair Clarissa A. Peterson, SPHR, GPHR, sets the record straight about HRCI’s independence.

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Facts About HRCI

20 June 2014


Facts

Here are some facts about the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) which you should know.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Revised 20 June 2014


FAQ

The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) has been receiving numerous questions from confused certificants about the status of HRCI’s certification programs since SHRM announced its proposed certification program. Here, HRCI answers the frequently asked questions about HRCI’s certifications.

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Other HRCI Statements


HRCI Clarifies the Confusion around Certifications for HR Professionals

15 May 2014

The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) will continue to certify, recertify and support HR professionals in their pursuits of professional excellence. HRCI credentials provide the brand recognition that is so important and respected in the HR industry.

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Statement from HRCI about New Certification

14 May 2014

The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) wants you to know that the announcement by SHRM of a new certification will have no impact on HRCI’s portfolio of certifications. HRCI will continue to develop and administer the PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHR/SPHR-CA®, HRBP® and HRMP® and HRCI’s other high-quality certification products to meet the needs of the HR profession.

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Related Media/Blog Coverage


Workforce – HRCI: Surprised by SHRM Plan to Offer HR Certifications

Revised 14 May 2014

“HRCI was not given any notice about SHRM’s plans to announce a new certification program, nor their plans to phase-out and discontinue test prep, nor their outreach to grandfather in our certificants into their unnamed and undefined HR certification program,” HR Certification Institute Executive Director Amy Dufrane told Workforce. “HRCI’s independent, accredited certification programs have always been competency-based; any implication to the contrary is patently false.”

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XPERTHR - SHRM Announces New Competency-Based HR Certification

19 May 2014

In a statement provided to XpertHR, HR Certification Institute Executive Director Amy Dufrane stated, "HRCI will continue to develop and administer the PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHR/SPHR-CA®, HRBP®, and HRMP® and our other high-quality certification products to meet the needs of the HR profession around the world. The announcement has no impact on any of the Institute's portfolio of certifications."

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HR SCHOOLHOUSE - Conscious Uncoupling – HR Style

May 20, 2014

HRCI’s Board Chair Clarissa Peterson released a post yesterday titled “Let’s Be Clear.”  Among the statements made in that HRCI post, came this: “May 19: A SHRM executive notified HRCI that it would be excluded from the SHRM Annual Conference – an event the Institute has participated in for years.” That one gave me pause. I want an answer to that one.

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HR MOUTH OF THE SOUTH - IT'S NO ACCIDENT

May 20, 2014

Board Member of HR Florida State Council and President of the Florida SHRM State Council expresses her thoughts and sentiments about SHRM's new certification product.

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FISTFUL OF TALENT - WHAT DO THE SHRM CHANGES MEAN TO YOUR SPHR/PHR?

May 21, 2014

Podcast with Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett and Dawn Burke on SHRM’s announcement.

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MONSTER THINKING - NEW SHRM CERTIFICATION RAISES QUESTION

May 21, 2014

Mary Ellen Slayter, founder of Reputation Capital and contributor to MonsterThinking, discusses the questions that SHRM’s announcements have raised.

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THE EFFECTIVENESS GROUP - WHY I SUPPORT HRCI

May 27, 2014

Dr. Cris Wildermuth is an Assistant Professor at Drake University, shares the reasons why she supports HRCI and why she plans to keep her SPHR certification.

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HR EXECUTIVE - A SAD – BUT NOT SURPRISING BREAKUP

June 9, 2014

Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, JD, former President and CEO of SHRM, expresses her disappointment in SHRM’s announcement. She also encourages HR professionals considering taking the HRCI exam to do so.

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FROM THE HR COMMUNITY

Sharona Leshem Abramson, SPHR
Director Total Rewards at Flexera Software

"I sat for the SPHR exam years ago and found it to be profoundly strategic, practical, and relevant. From a content perspective, it was about 25% factual knowledge and 75% application of that knowledge in a strategic, thoughtful, and holistic way. It gave me a tremendous respect for our profession."


JoAnn York-Gillmore, SPHR
Master Trainer, Career Transitions at Insignia Federal Group

"One of the advantages of having the HRCI certification is the independent standardized testing and certification process. My professional designation tipped the scales in my favor for selection for my last 3 positions. My employers recognized this was the gold standard for an HR professional."


Cheryl Forlines, SPHR
Program Manager, Career Development at John Deere

"The HRCI certifications are long established with excellent credibility and international recognition."


Dr. Cris Wildermuth, SPHR
Assistant Professor at Drake University

"I plan to keep my SPHR certification, which I very much value. I'm proud of this certification and grateful for all the doors it opened for me in the HR community."