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IL FV SHRM Chapter Assistant Programs/HRCI Certification Chair

    Assistant VP Programs

    Position Summary:
    Assists VP Programs in selection of chapter speakers, programs, events and venues.  Encourage members to become certified and recertified.  Increase the number of chapter members who are certified PHR/SPHR/GPHR by the HR Certification Institute. 

    Responsible To:

    The members of the chapter
    The chapter president
    VP programs
    State council certification director


    • Assist VP Programs Director in selection of programs, events, and speakers
    • Make announcements about benefits of certification and/or provide newsletter copy or web site text on benefits. 
    • If there is no chapter study group, provide information to members about alternative study methods. 
    • Recognize at meetings those who pass the test. .
    • Forward a list of HR Certification Institute-certified members to the chapter membership roster chair and newsletter chair for publication. 
    • Provide information about recertification to members including online tracking program on HRCI website.
    • Provide information about any changes in recertification requirements, changes in exam policies, changes in cost of exam, etc.
    • Work with  to secure HR Certification Institute approved-for-credit status for applicable chapter programs. 
    • Maintain communication with the state council certification director and the HR Certification Institute staff as needed. 
    • Participate in SHRM/HR Certification Institute Core Leadership Area conference calls and webcasts.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
    • Represent the chapter in the human resources community. 
    • Attend all monthly membership and board of directors meetings.

    Chapter certification director must be certified by HR Certification Institute.

    Resources Available:

    • SHRM supplies the following resources for chapter certification chairs
      • Chapter Best Practices
      • Chapter Position Descriptions
      • Fundamentals of Chapter Operations
      • And MUCH MORE…available online at
    • HR Certification Institute available online at
      • HR Certification Institute offers an online toolkit to chapter certification directors at  This toolkit will help you promote certification to your members, get your chapter meetings approved for recertification credit, create a study group and more.