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Why Be A Member Of SHRM?

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Professional membership shall be limited to those individuals who are engaged as one or more of the following: (a) practitioners of human resource management at the exempt level for at least three years; (b) certified by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) or the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI); (c) faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in human resource management or any of its specialized functions at an accredited college or university and have at least three years of experience at this level of teaching; (d) full-time consultants with at least three years experience practicing in the field of human resource management; and/or (e) full-time attorneys with at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession. Professional members may vote and hold office in the chapter.


Associate members are individuals in non-exempt human resource management positions as well as those individuals who do not meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership, but who demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the Chapter shall be Associate members. Associate members may vote, but cannot exceed 25% of total membership or occupy more than 5 seats on the Board of Directors. An Associate member, chosen as an Officer candidate by the Nominating Committee, must receive approval from the Board of Directors prior to being presented for election. Associate members will be limited to one member per company. It is preferred that Associate members maintain membership in the Society for Human Resource Management throughout their duration as a member of the Chapter.


Student members are members of a SHRM-affiliated Student Chapter sponsored by this Chapter and may become members of the Chapter. Additionally, students from other area 2 or 4-year accredited colleges/universities who exhibit a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the Chapter either through providing (a) verification of a demonstrated emphasis in human resource management subjects and/or (b) verification of the college or university’s human resources or related degree program may join the Chapter only after they have obtained membership in national SHRM. Student members may not vote and will not be allowed to hold office.


Honorary members are persons who retire while active members (either Professional or Associate) of the Chapter and want to retain their membership in an honorary status. Honorary members may not vote and will not be allowed to hold office. Honorary Members are not charged membership dues. The Board of Directors may award Lifetime “Emeritus” membership to any retired member who has made a significant contribution to the Chapter. Lifetime members may not vote and will not be allowed to hold office. Lifetime Members are not charged membership dues.


Want to join the best group of HR professionals in the Piedmont Triad? Click on the link below to start the membership process. Earning HRCI credit, networking and being involved in local, relevant HR discussions are all part of the.

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Your membership in the local chapter compliments your membership in the national SHRM organization. Legal updates from across the country, expert research and a national community of HR professionals are some of the benefits of SHRM membership. Click on the link below for more information.

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