CEA is now allied with HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the premier HR credentialing organization dedicated to setting the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe.  CEA members will receive the following benefits when obtaining or renewing their HRCI certifications:

  • $50 discount off the aPHR, PHR, SPHR or GPHR exam fee
  • Earn up to twelve (12) Recertification Credits per renewal cycle (not CEA membership cycle)
  • Three credits per full year of association membership (to a maximum of nine [9] credit hours) under the membership category. An additional three [3] Business credits (one [1] per year for SPHR) under the continuing education category. If your HRCI credential does not require Business credit (PHR, GPHR or CA), the credit type will default to HR General credit.
  • An HRCI Recertification Concierge to quickly resolve questions and issue.
  • Availability of a Re-certification HRCI Concierge to quickly resolve questions and issues: | +1 571 551 6725

For more information, contact Sandra Van Vleck.


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