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Certification Director

Luanne Carr, SPHR, SHRM - SCP



HR Certification

NEW! Certification Town Hall Video held at the 2014 Ohio HR Conference. Click HERE to view.


New HR Certification Based on Competencies

    • PowerPoint presentation being made to OSC members - Click HERE
    • Central resources for information - Click HERE
    • SHRM CEO message on Certification - Click HERE
    • Message from the Ohio SHRM State Council Director - Click HERE
    • SHRM credentials named - Click HERE.


Certification Resources


Are You Dressed For Professional Success?

PURPOSE OF CERTIFICATION: Certification is an essential tool for maintaining high professional standards. It demonstrates an HR Professional's mastery of HR Competencies and the Body of Knowledge and acceptance of the personal challenge to stay current concerning new developments in the human resources field. To be effective in their jobs, HR Professionals must know how to deal effectively with human resource strategic planning, international competition, management staffing, family and social issues affecting the workplace, employee rights, and emerging human resource issues. Certification provides:

  • National recognition of professional achievement
  • An aid to career advancement
  • A visual reminder to peers and coworkers of professional achievement through the use of SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, GPHR designation on business correspondence and by display of the certificate.

CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSES AND PROGRAMS: Click HERE for information on HR Certification Preparation offered by SHRM. Click HERE for educational programs from SHRM.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Many of the certification examination preparation courses provide college credit or continuing education units, thereby making them eligible for reimbursement under company tuition reimbursement or professional development reimbursement programs. If your employer offers educational benefits, make certain to determine whether or not the program will cover the cost or your preparation course.


MORE INFORMATION: For more information on the SHR-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR or GPHR certifications or to register for a certification exam: