Everything You Need to Know about HR Certification

October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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  • Why should I get certified?
  • Will the exam boost my career? My pay?
  • What are the best practices for study?
  • Will I pass the exam on the first try?
  • What are typical questions on the exam?
  • What are some secret test taking tips for the exam?

Get answers to all your questions about certification for the HR profession. An HR certification requires a real investment from you, both time and money, but it could be the boost your career needs to go to the next level.

The test requires experience-based comprehension and mastery of the technical and operational aspects involved in HR management. It is not an easy test at all. But the time and effort you commit will be well worth it.

  • If you are looking for HR jobs, many positions are asking for certification.
  • Once you are in the door, certification gives you another advantage: the possibility of negotiating a promotion or salary increase -- it proves you have the knowledge and skills to move up in your career, especially if you are looking at a management or senior position.
  • If you've been in HR a few years, it maybe time to freshen up your skills.
  • If you have been primarily focuses in a specialist role in HR, certification will give you a broad generalist knowledge base of all the areas of HR.


Certification is not a requirement for success in HR, but it is the evidence that shows your breadth of knowledge and may be a smart move for your career.

This session will provide you with the answers to all these questions and help you start your certification journey. Join us to learn if certification is right for you, and if you are ready for certification.

Presenter: Jeanine Wilson

Jeanine Wilson

Jeanine Wilson has worked in the Human Resources field for 25 years. She has worked in hospitality, finance, broadcasting, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, and utilities industries.

In addition to her day job as HR Director for Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Jeanine has also been a successful HR consultant as the owner of Corporate Talent Advisors, a full service HR consulting, training, and recruting company, and recently began a new company in partnership with Brad Winn, name HR-Mentors.com.

Jeanine has a Bachelor's Degree in Human & Organizational Development from Westminster College, a Master's in Human Resources from Utah State University, and she has achieved a SPHR certification from Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and S-CP from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Jeanine has taught graduate HR courses and professional education courses for the University of Utah, Utah State University, and Webster Universtiy. Jeanine was the 2005 President of the Salt Lake SHRM Chapter, the 2012-2013 State Director of the Utah SHRM State Council, volunteer Conference Director for the annual Utah Crossroads Conference for many years.


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