Nina Woodard, Past President SDSHRM features  SDSHRM VP Education: Mr. Andy Covell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, he is the HR Director for Garden Communities CA.

Discussing Certification and the Pre Certification Learning Sessions that SDSHRM presents

Segment 1
Andy provides an overview of the certifications available for HR Professionals.  SHRM SCP and CP and the HRCI SPHR, PHR.
He discusses the differences between the two certifications and provides a deeper dive discussion into the SHRM CP/SCP certifications.  He outlines the SHRM HR Competency frame work and their value to HR professionals.  SDSHRM will be sponsoring two programs in February one for SHRM CP/SCP and one for HRCI SPHR/PHR.  Visit for details the sessions launch on February 4th!
Segment 2
Andy discusses the value of the new competency model for practitioners’ and discusses resources to determine which of the certifications is best for you.
Segment 3
Andy and Nina discuss that SDSHRM is supportive of the SHRM SCP/CP and the new learning materials, however, since many members are interested in the HRCI product SDSHRM is sponsoring programs for both to help meet member needs.
Segment 4
Andy discusses how the classes support an individual’s opportunity to prepare for taking the exam and the costs associated with both the class and the certification process.