SHRM Certification Commission

The SHRM Certification Commission serves as a technical advisory committee for the certifying activities of SHRM.
The Commission is responsible for ensuring the quality and impartiality of the SHRM certification program, which is
designed to meet the highest standards in the industry.

The Commission oversees all technical aspects of the SHRM certification program, including the overall development
of the exam, eligibility requirements and issuance of recertification. Its responsibilities include review and approval of
such aspects as certificant eligibility, exam specifications and scoring, recertification criteria, maintaining the integrity
of the certification process, and consideration of appeals and complaints.

The Commission comprises volunteers who have extensive HR, testing, and business experience from industries and
organizations around the world.

Commission members do not receive financial compensation for their service on the Commission. Commission
members are reimbursed for their fair and reasonable expenses that are directly related to Commission business.

To initiate an appeal or file a complaint against a certificant, a request must be made in writing and e-mailed to
SHRMCertificationCommission@shrm.org. An appeal will be reviewed and a response will be provided within 30 days.

If a complaint against a certificant has enough justification to merit further escalation, SHRM will follow the bylaws as
it relates to the membership disciplinary procedures and SHRM Certification Sanctions. A response will be provided
within 90 days of the request.

COMMISSION CHAIR 
Wayne Cascio, Ph.D.
Professor and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado-Denver School of Business
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Other Commission members are:

John Boudreau, Ph.D.
Professor and Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California-Marshall School of Business
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Trent Burner, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, Global Organizational Effectiveness, Wal-Mart Stores
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Jeff Lindeman, SHRM-SCP
Human Resource Functional Leader, WD-40 Company Ltd.
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Betty Lonis, SHRM-SCP
Senior Human Resources Leader, NextGear Capital
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Santrupt Misra, Ph.D.
CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group
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Susan Podlogar
Vice President, Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson
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Richard Vosburgh, Ph.D.
President, RMV Solutions and Chair, HR People & Strategy (HRPS) Board of Directors
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Tim Young, SHRM-SCP
Director, Talent Acquisition and Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone Inc.
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Sheldon Zedeck, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley
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Gerlinde Herrmann, SHRM-SCP
Founder and President, The Herrmann Group
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Nigel Phang
Associate Professor, Nanyang Business School, Division of Strategy, Management and Organization
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