Friday, 14 August 2020 15:30

KYSHRM State Council Leads the Movement for SHRM Certification

Written by Patricia Keene Williams, Director of Certification

SHRM volunteer leaders from across the bluegrass state gathered in Northern Kentucky last December to discuss strategic initiatives that the council will lead to support the advancement of the human resources profession. One of the outcomes we heard clearly was the need for more support to assist human resource professionals with obtaining the SHRM-CP and/or SHRM-SCP credential.  Many of the smaller areas in Kentucky have limited or no access to local SHRM certification study groups.

We listened. KYSHRM State Council is proud to announce our inaugural SHRM Certification Preparation Course. The council is committed to leading the movement across Kentucky to assist human resource professionals with achieving this credential. As the country faces pandemics that affect our mental, physical, and socioeconomic health, the KYSHRM State Council stands committed to advancing our profession and equipping HR professionals to be highly skilled, competent business leaders. We know that these are critical times for organizations, and the HR leaders are on the frontlines making strategic recommendations for the future. The competencies that the SHRM certification model embraces positions HR professionals to provide very thoughtful and intentional leadership.

The KSHRM-led SHRM Certification Prep Course will be held using the Zoom virtual platform this fall starting on Monday, September 14th. This is a 10-week series that consists of 30-32 hours of study including lecture, interactive discussion, and independent study. The preparation course is not intended to be an exhaustive measure for SHRM certification study; however, this course will provide intensive insight regarding the participants’ sense of readiness to sit for the exam. Registration and additional information regarding the course can be found at

The course facilitator, Kim Nash, provides an energetic and engaging learning environment while bringing 30 years of HR experience. She is well equipped and knowledgeable of all the variances between the SHRM and HRCI certifications.

KYSHRM State Council is excited to partner with local chapters across the state as well as The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and University of Louisville College of Education & Human Development. We also would like to thank the planning committee for guiding this initiative; Patrick Smith, Katie Adams, Marcus Goodwin, Dr. Brad Shuck, and Rawleigh Richardson.

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