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Certification Director


    Position Summary:

    Serve as an appointed member of the chapter leadership.  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


    • 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 or alternative study methods.
    • Recognize at meetings those who pass the test.
    • Forward a list of HR Certification Institute-certified members to the chapter secretary and website coordinator 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 all monthly membership and board of directors meetings.


    HR Certification Director must be certified by HR Certification Institute or actively pursuing certification.

    Resources Available:

    • SHRM supplies the following resources for chapter certification chairs
      • Chapter Best Practices
      • And MUCH MORE…available online at     
    • HR Certification Institute available online at
      • 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.