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    Help your NH chapter and the HR State Council of NH by recertifying in 2017
    AND be entered to win $100 gift card!!!



    Have you already earned your 60 PDCs needed for SHRM recertification or are you almost there?  Did you know you can recertify early and it will not affect your renewal date? SHRM is offering a bonus during 2017 of $20 per chapter member designating your chapter as primary and $10 for every recertified member in the state.  AND, the HR State Council of NH wants to reward you!!  Recertify today and be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!!   


    How does it work? 

    Bob’s SHRM-CP certification cycle is February 6, 2016 – May 31, 2018.  As of today, Bob has 60 PDCs.  If Bob submits for recertification during the 2017 calendar year, his next recertification cycle will be June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2021.  Bob is entered into the $100 Visa gift card raffle, his chapter receives $20 and the State Council receives $10.

    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  Remember, if you have more than 60 PDCs, the extra are not going to contribute to your next recertification --- but they certainly will contribute to your professional growth and development! If you have any questions, please contact Amy Wright, Certification Director at 283-5457 or email




    The HR State Council of New Hampshire is happy to announce the 2017 winners of the two $600 Certification Scholarships are Debra Norris of Greater Monadnock SHRM and Brenda Rugg of Human Resources Association of Greater Concord.  Brenda and Debra were selected based on their commitment to the Human Resource profession and their contributions to their local chapter.  Please join us in congratulating Brenda and Debra!


    The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are state of-the-art certifications offered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR membership organization and the industry leader in HR professional development. For more than 60 years, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.  SHRM Certification is the driving force behind effective business outcomes and talent management for HR professionals across industries, sectors and organization size. Based upon the widely regarded evidence-based SHRM Competency Model, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications leverage core competencies needed for HR success in the global business community. 


    Over 96,000 HR professionals have earned their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  To date, more than 5,000 employers are seeking SHRM credential-holders every month. This includes Fortune 500 organizations from every sector and industry.  SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations, making them the most relevant certifications available for HR professionals. Seventy-five percent of examinees say the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are more job-relevant than any other HR certification.


    Learn more now at  Please direct your certification questions to Amy Wright, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director, at   



    HRAGC is pleased to announce the fall offering of the



    We have been able to secure Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud, SHRM-SCP, SPHR again to facilitate the HRAGC study prep seminar open to our members, SHRM® affiliate chapter members, their friends and colleagues. We are so excited to be able to provide this opportunity for our membership, friends and colleagues. The SHRM® Winter Testing window is Dec 1, 2017 through Feb 15, 2018. The seminar is designed for maximum preparation.

    The study group will meet in the Maine Room at Northeast Delta Dental. The schedule for the study prep seminar will be comprised of 10 sessions in an executive format to maximize the learning experience:





    Session I


    September 15

    3:45 – 7:30 pm


    Sessions II & III


    September 23

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Session IV


    October 6

    3:45 – 7:30 pm


    Sessions V & VI


    October 14

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Session VII


    October 27

    3:45 – 7:30 pm


    Sessions VIII & IX


    November 4

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Session X


    November 17

    3:45 – 7:30 pm


    SHRM Learning System® materials as well as additional materials prepared by Dr. Steven and Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud and their respective expertise, will be included in the cost of the seminar. A discount is offered to members of HRAGC and state SHRM® affiliate chapter members.

    The SHRM® Certification Study Prep Seminar will require a minimum of 9 registrants; To register go to


    Cost for the seminar:

    SHRM® Affiliated Chapter Member







    Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud has been a long time member of HRAGC and has been integral in assisting many HR professionals throughout New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts in preparing and successfully passing the SHRM certification. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Painchaud’s course participants have enjoyed a significantly higher pass rate than the national average. With the launch of new SHRM competency based certification in January 2015, the participant pass rates from Dr. Painchaud's course were in the 90% for SHRM-CP and 100% for SHRM-SCP; while not all the participants have taken their exam yet, the pass rate for the spring seminar Dr. Painchaud did for HRAGC is 100% for both SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP. This is credited to the approach, additional content specifically developed in conjunction with the SHRM Learning System® and test taking techniques Maria shared with her participants. Her commitments to advancing the HR profession and preparing HR professionals to deal with the challenges of the 21st century are well documented.

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