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Central Iowa SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. SHRM Learning System Champion status is recognition of our chapter's hard work to increase professional development and HR knowledge among members. SHRM created this prestigious distinction in support of its premier educational product. This status also helps to promote the HR profession at the local level by using the #1 certification preparation program, the SHRM Learning System®.

Central Iowa SHRM offers a $200 scholarship for any Central Iowa SHRM member who successfully passes the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and does not have an employer reimbursement opportunity.

Application for CISHRM Professional Certification Testing Fee Form 

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2020 Spring Exam Window: May 1-July 15, 2020

Applications Accepted



January 6

March 20

April 10


If you have been thinking about getting your Human Resources professional certification, stop thinking and start planning now!

The Central Iowa SHRM Certification Committee will be sponsoring a
Spring Certification Study Group
to help you prepare for your certification exam.

Study Group Facts:

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Calendar: February 26-April 29
  • Location: Upper Iowa University (WDM); Room 233
  • Participant Fee: Central Iowa SHRM Members, $25; Nonmembers, $40
  • Participants may order the 2020 SHRM Learning System* at the discounted price of $495 vs. the SHRM member price of $695.
  • Questions:

*Please note that instructor led classes typically include the Learning System in the tuition of the course and provide the same learning system we are offering – make sure you are only ordering one Learning System.

Changes to HRCI Re-certification Authorization

The HR Certification Institution (HRCI) has made changes that will affect how we acknowledge HRCI credit for our programming. The process to obtain preauthorized credits through HRCI has become very complex and cumbersome. Therefore, Central Iowa SHRM is no longer able to offer preauthorization for HRCI credits. If you hold the HRCI credentials, you will be able to use the information provided from Central Iowa SHRM educational programs to enter these continuing education credits into the HRCI portal. While this is not an ideal way to manage your HRCI recertification, the process to add the individual continuing education credits is very seamless. To learn more about entering the HRCI self-reported activities, please click here.

Instructions for HRCI Credit

Please note, for those of you who are SHRM certified, we are able to continue preauthorizing SHRM recertification credits.