Certification is a great way to enhance professional status and career growth potential while building respect and trust with your constituencies. Certification is available in a variety of areas.

HRCI Certification

Many members are certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). Certification extends for three years. Individuals can recertify by either re-taking the exam or earning 60 recertification credit hours. Members can earn recertification credits by attending chapter meetings and workshops and Detroit SHRM supported SHRM state conferences; instructing/presenting at chapter meetings or workshops; or assuming a leadership role in Detroit SHRM, i.e., serving on the board or chairing a committee. Further details, including the recertification application form, can be found at www.hrci.org.

Note: Visit www.hrci.org for details on eligibility.

SHRM Learning System Courses

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers courses to help busy HR professionals prepare for PHR, SPHR or GPHR examinations. The “SHRM Learning System Course” prepares participants for either the PHR or SPHR HRCI Certification Exam. The “SHRM Global Learning System – Global HR Management Course” prepares participants for the GPHR HRCI Certification Exam. The curriculum for each course is designed by subject matter experts. It covers the current HR Certification Institute Body of Knowledge pertinent to each examination as well as a number of features and tools that develop specific competencies and decision-making skills. Each of these courses offers a dynamic classroom environment with a blended approach of printed workbooks, software and online tools. Visit www.ce.emich.edu/noncredit.html for courses, schedules and registration. For information regarding course content or the HRCI exam contact Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP at [email protected] or call (734) 487-3240.

More information is available on the EMU Professional Programs and Training website,https://www.emich.edu/engage/business/professional-programs-training/programs/human-resources/index.php, or call or email (734) 487-2259, [email protected].

EMU Continuing Education offers a number of professional programs and training for the HR professional seeking the “next level” of professional development. Courses are offered for PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification. In addition, the Strategic HR Management Series offers HR development in areas such as Business Ethics for the HR Professional, CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) Program and much more. Visit https://emich.augusoft.net/# for courses, schedules and registration.

The Walsh Institute is also proud to offer the SHRM Learning System course at the Walsh College Troy Campus each Fall and Spring. Please visit https://www.walshcollege.edu/shrm-certification-exam-prep for more information and to register. Special pricing is available for early registrants, Walsh College alumni, and Detroit SHRM members. Contact Jan Hubbard, Walsh Leadership Institute Center Director, at [email protected] or 248-823-1392 for additional questions.

Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)

In the employee benefits and compensation field, the most widely recognized and respected professional credential is CEBS - the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. The CEBS Program also offers the opportunity to earn designations in three distinct areas of specialization: group benefits, retirement and compensation. You may earn a designation in each of the specialty tracks and, at the same time, receive credit that will qualify toward earning the CEBS designation, which carries an eight-course requirement (six required courses plus two electives.) For more information about the CEBS Program and CEBS designation visit www.cebs.org. For information about CEBS continuing education courses offered locally at Eastern Michigan University visit https://emich.augusoft.net/#.