Types of Memberships
Individuals who meet one or more of the following qualifications: (a) individuals engaged in human resource management with at least three years of experience at the exempt level; (b) individuals certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute; (c) faculty member with three or more years experience holding assistant, associate, or full professorial rank in HR and who possess at least three years of responsible experience in the Human Resources field; (d) full-time consultants with at least three years experience practicing in the field of human resource management; and/or (e) full-time attorney with at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession. Professional members have voting rights and may hold office in the SVSHRM. The offices of President and President Elect will be held only by practicing HR professionals (i.e. Professors and Attorneys are not eligible for these offices).
Individuals engaged in human resource management at the exempt level but who do not meet the requirements of Professional membership. General members have voting rights and may hold office in the SVSHRM with the exception of the President and President-Elect positions.
Individuals in non-exempt human resource management positions as well as those who do not meet any of the foregoing categories but have a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the chapter. Associate members do not have voting rights and may not hold office in the SVSHRM.
Individuals enrolled in the equivalent of at least six credit hours per term in a degree-seeking program where the course work taken or planned supports a demonstrated interest in human resource management. Student members do not have voting rights and may not hold office in SVSHRM.
Any member in good standing with SVSHRM at the time of retirement from any firm, organization, or institution may become a Retired Life Member by continuing to pay their annual dues. Retired members do not have voting rights and may not hold office in SVSHRM.
SHRM (national) Members
Individuals who are members of the national SHRM organization are always welcomed as members of SVSHRM. They will be placed in one of the above membership categories based on their qualifications. Thirty percent (30%) of the Chapter members are required to be Society for Human Resource Management national members in order for the Chapter to maintain national SHRM affiliation.
Any Professional or General Member who no longer meets the qualifications of Professional or General Membership may become an Associate Member.
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