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Central Iowa SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer
Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the

CISHRM gives a $200 scholarship for any member
taking the exam who doesn’t have employer reimbursement.

Other Useful Resources:

 SHRM Learning System Champion status is a recognition of your 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®.

How can your chapter become a SHRM Learning System Champion?
Partner with a college/university within your chapter area and/or host a SHRM Learning System study group.

Chapters partnering with a college/university within their local area to run an instructor-led course and/or hosting a facilitator-led SHRM Learning System study group administered by the chapter, will obtain 'SHRM Learning System Champion' status by completing each of the items listed below at least 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course and/or study group.

SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) Spring Testing Schedule
Spring Exam Window is May 1st 2017 through July 15th 2017.

The Application Window is from January 3rd. through March 24th
with a late application deadline through April 14th.

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

Join Us for an Informational Meeting

When: Wednesday February 8th at 5:30 pm
(First class date will be February 15)
Where: Upper Iowa University – Room 308
5000 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines

Study Group Facts:

  • Meetings are on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Meetings are held at Upper Iowa University in West Des Moines RM 308

  • The Study Group covers the certification modules in 12 weeks

  • Fee for CISHRM Members is $25 and for Non-Members is $40

  • Study Group participants may order the 2017 SHRM Learning System at discounted pricing of $495 vs. the full SHRM member price of $695

  • Please email questions to or ask them in person on February 8th.

* Please note that instructor led classes like Kaplan’s HR Certification Preparation Course 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 1 Learning System.