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    We are excited to announce that registration for the  Spring 2020 Chapter Study Group is now  OPEN!

    If you are planning to sit for any HR certification exam, participation in our Chapter Study Group will give you the edge that will make a difference.

    In addition to being revised around the updated 2020 SHRM BoCK (Body of Competencies and Knowledge), the 2020 SHRM Learning System includes many new features to enhance the learners' experience:

    •            Competencies in Action: engaging activities to promote and differentiate the behavioral competencies.

    •            Online access to the Learning Modules: via an embedded e-reader, accessed within the system on a computer or device when a student is logged in. This online access is available for 18 months after the date of your purchase.

    •            Access to downloadable e-files: for use via an e-reader device, providing disconnected access for students on the go.

    The SNV SHRM  Chapter Study Group price of only $535 is the lowest of all HR Certification test preparation courses even with the service fee of $65 to cover shipping and handling. The total fee is $600. This fee is only available to participants in the Chapter Study Group and is the lowest fee  available anywhere.

    Plus, we provide access to local, certified HR professionals to answer your questions for no additional charge.

    The first session of the Spring 2020 Chapter Study Group will meet on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6-9 pm and 11 weeks thereafter. In order for you to have time to receive your online materials and prepare for the first session, we will need your payment by December 31,  2019.  Your written materials will be delivered to you at the first session of the study group.

    The location for the Spring 2020 study group meetings has not been decided, it could be in your office…


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    The following PDFs are also available for Download:

    SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge

    SHRM Certification Update

    Is HR Certification Worth It

    Southern Nevada Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    Wortham Scholarship

    In cooperation with Mary Beth Hartleb, founder and CEO of PRISM Human Resources Consulting and Insurance Services, LLC; SNHRA is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for Study Group participants named after our beloved former Executive Administrator, Denyse Wortham. As you will recall, we lost Denyse to a long-term illness approximately a year ago. To honor the many years of dedicated service and enthusiasm that Denyse put into SNHRA, Mary Beth has made a generous donation to get the "Wortham Scholarship" program off the ground. This opportunity is open to participants in the Study Group who meet the following criteria:

    • Must be a Human Resources professional;
    • Must present a summary of their HR experience and where they are in their HR career;
    • Establish a need for the scholarship (i.e. their employer is not paying for the course or materials);
    • Submit their purpose in taking the certification exam and what they believe certification will do for them as an HR professional, and
    • Complete the entire study group and regularly attend the meetings.

    Study Group participants interested in applying for the Wortham Scholarship must submit verification of the information required above to before the end of the class.

    Scholarship(s) in the amount of $100 will be awarded to the successful applicant(s) to reimburse them for their study group fee and a portion of their books.

    Dear SHRM-Certified Professional,

    SHRM is proud to announce that the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams have been accredited by The Buros Center for Testing, a pronouncement that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing.  

    Here is a link to SHRM’s official news announcement; please share with your work colleagues and HR networks.

    The Buros Center is the premier test review center located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; it accredited SHRM Certification less than two years after the credentials were launched.


    The Buros Center has reviewed or accredited other well-known tests, including major state educational achievement exams; admissions tests for medical school, law school and graduate school; and licensure exams for physical therapists, clinicians and technicians. To learn more about The Buros Center for Testing visit


    To achieve accreditation, SHRM submitted a 1,900-page application documenting its testing practices, methodology and policy. The thorough review process took six months to complete and included site visits of SHRM and its testing vendors. 

    Since the launch of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP two years ago, SHRM has worked to gain recognition as the global standard in HR certification. Achieving accreditation further demonstrates to HR professionals and their employers that SHRM-certified professionals meet the high standards expected and needed in HR today. 

    We celebrate this milestone with more than 96,000 SHRM--certified professionals, the fastest-growing HR certification community. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are the most widely-taken HR exams in the world. 

    SHRM’s commitment to excellence in HR certification does not end with accreditation; it is a reflection of our continued dedication to advancing the profession. 

    Visit to learn more. 

    Best regards,

    Henry G. Jackson
    President & CEO
    Society for Human Resource Management