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HRCI Certification Study Group

    July 13, 2016

    SHRM and HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

    Fall 2016

    Certification Study Group Opportunity


    LASHRM’s study group opportunity is to assist members with preparation for the SHRM and the HRCI exam for the Winter, 2017 testing window.  Please review the following information regarding the self-study group and testing information.


    Study Group Opportunity (self-directed by the group):


    Date(s):           Wednesday Evenings, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    September 28, 2016 – January 25, 2017

    (If the group determines a different time and/or date is better suited to the group, LASHRM will investigate the opportunity to secure a room for a different date and time.  Please be advised that should the group choose to change the above meeting day or time, the certification committee may have limited availability to support the group)


    Location:        Western Technical College

    Business Education Center Building (8th Street, La Crosse), Room B106


    Parking:            You can park in lots H, C, or K. You cannot park in spaces designated for

    the Residence Halls



    The LASHRM Chapter strongly encourages the use of The SHRM Self-Study Learning System which gives you ultimate flexibility for learning. This resource offers books and on-line learning resources that are well matched to the content you will be exposed to on the certification exams.  The books are also a good reference guide for your day-to-day Human Resource work.  To learn more, go to:


    An additional resource for both the SHRM and HRCI certification that members have found helpful is:

    PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide (Fourth Edition),

    Reed, Sandra, SPHR, and Bogardus, Anne M. (2012) PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide (Fourth Edition). Indianapolis, Indiana: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    The above two resources will be the primary tools utilized for the self-study group.


    HRCI offers many preparation resources for HRCI Exam Candidates.  To learn more, go to:



    LASHRM Regular Members in good standing are eligible for reimbursement for ½ of the SHRM (CP/SCP) or half of the HRCI (PHR/SPHR/GPHR) certification exam fees and reimbursement of up to $50 in study materials when you pass the examination. Substantiation of certification must be provided to receive reimbursement along with receipt of payment.  Reimbursement is limited to one time per calendar year.  If the material(s) or exam fee(s) were paid for in whole or in part by a second party, reimbursement will be adjusted accordingly to reflect personal out-of-pocket expenses. Please save your receipts in order to process reimbursement upon passing the exam.



    Exam Deadlines


    Take a moment to decide on your preferred study strategy and exam date.  Please note that exam dates have associated times for open registration.  Good luck as you take the first step toward your certification!



    2017 Winter Window: Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 15, 2017

    Applications Accepted

    Regular Application Deadline

    Late Application Deadline

    May 16

    Oct. 21

    Nov. 11

    SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Fees

    Exam Fees

    SHRM Member Price

    Nonmember Price

    Exam Fee (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP)

    $300 USD

    $400 USD

    Application Processing Fee (nonrefundable)

    $50 USD (inc. in exam fee)

    $50 USD ( exam fee)

    Late Application Fee (nonrefundable)

    $75 USD

    $75 USD

    Retest Fee

    Full exam fee

    Full exam fee


    More info:






    2016-17 Winter Schedule of Exams


    Exam Dates 

    Open Registration  


       Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017  

    Apr. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016 


      Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017

    Apr. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016


      Nov. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016

    Apr. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016


    PHR/SPHR/GPHR Exam Fees


    Application Fee (nonrefundable)  

    Exam Fee











    More info:



    LASHRM Certification Committee:


    Committee Chair:

    Deanna Kabliska, PHR, SHRM-CP                                                         608-785-8601


    Committee Members:

    Hope Burchell, PHR, SHRM-CP                                         608-769-4379

    Carolyn Heath, SPHR, SHRM-SCP                     608-775-3967

    Deborah Schultz, GPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP                     612-812-2729

    Kim Ness, PHR, SHRM-CP                                                                 608-783-6441