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    Earn the new standard in HR Certification.  As busy HR professionals, you spend the better part of each day making a difference in the lives of others.  Isn’t it about time you did something for yourself?  Considering the demands employers have placed on HR departments, how can you afford not to invest in certification?


    The Salem Chapter (SHRMA) will be hosting a certification study group

    and we invite you to join us.


    The first class begins on September 14, 2017.  We need to know about your interest in participating. 

    If you need to think about it, consider this: Certification can provide career boosts including:

                *  Credibility and recognition,            

                *  Confidence - the certification may not mean you know all the answers, but you

                    know where to get them;

                *  Competitive advantage and a tool for advancement; and

                *  Challenge and self-confidence - when was the last time you really pushed

                    yourself?  This can be a personal challenge to stay abreast of new developments

                    in human resource management.


    The next test window is Dec.1, 2017 – Feb.15, 2018. 

    Registration for SHRM exam is open until October 20, 2017.


    Dates:            Thursdays: Sept. 14 and runs through Dec. 14, 2017

    Time:               5:30pm – 8:30 pm

    Location:        Garmin AT, Inc.  2345 Turner Rd SE, Salem, OR  97302

    Instructor(s): Will vary – HR and professional experts.

    Cost:                $595 SHRM Members        $650 Non-SHRM     


    What’s included in your price:


    • 2017 SHRM Learning System course materials (reg. $695)
    • Access to SHRM Learning System web content; practice tests, etc.
    • 12 weeks (36 hours) of supportive classroom instruction
    • Note the exam fee is separate cost and your responsibility - $300 for members and $400 for non-members
    • Already have 2017 SHRM Learning Materials – Study Group cost is:
    • $100 members
    • $175 non-member

    Certification is the mark of a professional and a leader!  To learn more about the certification process and/or the upcoming study group, call Pam Bowles at 503-763-3821 or email at  She can answer your questions about requirements/eligibility, timeframes, costs, location, etc. (

    Another resource: Download SHRM Certification Handbook   

    Please come join us, we look forward to seeing you and working with you to join the ranks of being certifiable”.

    This interest form is due on or before August 18th.  Late forms may be accepted and will be assessed a late fee of $15.

    Please return your filled-out form to Pam –

    Study Group Flyer Fall 2017


    SHRM Educational Partner Costs for CP/SCP Test Preparation

    Oregon State University PACE Program

    The costs for the SHRM course registration through Oregon State University are:

    Base price: $1,304 - For non-SHRM members

    Book discount: $854 ($1,304 - $854 = $450) - If the current SHRM Learning System and online access is purchased directly by the student/HR professional!

    SHRM discount: $180 ($1,304 - $180 = $1,124) - SHRM members

    The only cost not included in the OSU PACE test preparation course fees is the cost of the SHRM certification tests through  The registration cost for the SHRM-CP exam is $350.00, and the registration cost for the SHRM-SCP exam is $450.00.

    For registration information contact OSU SHRM Program coordinator Meddie Sims at 541-737-5744, or via email at

    For information about the course content and preparations for the SHRM CP and SCP certification tests please contact Dennis Carr at 541-510-1379 (mobile phone) or via email at

     If you have any questions regarding the class please contact  Melanie Mitchell, Corporate Business Manager, PACE, at