Skip to Page Content

Welcome to Montgomery County SHRM

There are many reasons to obtain professional certifications. You are showing that your skills are up to date. You are making yourself look more appealing on the job market. You are showing that you take initiative. You are separating yourself from your peers. The list just keeps going! Obtaining your SHRM certification will show prospective employers and colleagues, that you are an expert and leader in the HR field. Who wouldn’t want to be recognized as an expert?

Let’s take a look at how to obtain your SHRM certification. We are going to explore 2 paths on how to obtain a SHRM certification.

If you are already hold a valid HR generalist certification (including: PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP and IPMA-CP*) which you obtained by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM's new certification—at no cost—by completing the following simple steps by December 31, 2015.


  1. Got to the SHRM Certification Portal
  2. Create an account and select “Online Tutorial Pathway.”
  3. Affirm that you hold a valid HR credential.
  4. Enter current certification details: certification name, issue date and expiration date.
  5. Agree to abide by the SHRM Code of Ethics.
  6. Access and complete the Online Tutorial via the link sent to your e-mail.
  7. Receive your SHRM credential once you complete the pathway process, and begin a three-year recertification cycle.

Note: You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM certification.

If you have any questions regarding the exam don’t hesitate to ask Meredith Leader ( or contact SHRM. Now get started!


Do you want to attend the SHRM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE in Washington DC to be held June 19-22, 2016?

Don't want to pay the registration fee?  Then VOLUNTEER!!!

Click here to register to volunteer at the conference! Each day you volunteer = a free day of registration to the conference.




Upcoming Events

See All >
  • May 18, 2016 - 7:00am to 9:00am
    Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20879

    2015-2016 Employment Law Update for Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The presentation will take a tour of the key state and federal cases that most impact the day-to-day lives of Human Resource Professionals. It will also include an update on important federal, state and local legislation that impacts human resources...

  • June 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Miller's Ale House 1471 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 Phone:(301) 770-8535

    Please join us for some networking fun with your fellow Human Resources colleagues. Whether you are a member or prospective member wanting to get to know us better, all are welcome at this free event. Miller's Ale House is a great place to share drinks, appetizers, and HR stories with your fellow Human Resources professionals...

SHRM News RSS Feed

News from SHRM

Social Media

Montgomery County SHRM