The mission of the GVCSHRM’s Certification initiative is:
  • To assist local GVC SHRM members and area HR professionals to develop themselves and their workplaces through the pursuit of the aPHR, PHR or SPHR certifications of the HR Certification Institute or the CP/SCP credentials of the Society for Human Resource Management. 
  • To assist certified professionals maintain their credentials through on-going professional education offered by the Chapter’s pre-approved for credit education programs.

Great feedback from one of our recent workshop graduates. "Interesting note- I was speaking with our CHRO and she stated that when they hired me in August I was neck and neck with another applicant. When I asked why she chose me she stated it was because of my certifications. It made me happy to realize the time, stress, and money from the prep and sitting for the exams lead me to where I wanted to be. Thanks again for all of your help!!"

Certification information

Learn with Your Peers to Earn Your Credential!

SPHR/SHRM-SCP Certified Facilitator Team!


  • Thursdays—August 29th to December 5th, 2019, 6pm to 9:30pm
  • (No class November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving)
  • Location: Mercer, 70 Linden Oaks, Suite 310, Rochester, NY 14625.
  • $950.00 includes Certification Study Materials!

More Info:

If you have been considering earning your HR Certification or increasing your HR knowledge, the Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM can help you achieve your goal. Our chapter is committed to providing our members and HR practitioners in the Rochester area with a quality certification preparation workshop to help you advance your career.

We offer a chapter study group to help you understand and apply the material tested on the following exams:

  • SHRM-CP (Certified Professional)
  • SHRM-SCP (Certified Senior Professional)
  • PHR (Professional in Human Resources)
  • aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources)
  • SPHR (Senior Professional In Human Resources)

Keep you on track with your HR studies and network and learn from your peers.

For more information, contact Ann Maynard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, by calling 585-969-1472 or email at annmaynard@gvcshrm.org.