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Better Together: SHRM Membership and Chapter Membership are the Perfect Combination

Q: Can membership in a local chapter help me?

A: Absolutely! By joining a local SHRM-affiliated chapter, you will gain access to:

Networking Opportunities

  • Create a network with the HR professionals and companies in your community.
  • Tap into the knowledge of your peers to gain insight on how other local organizations handle various human resource situations, procedures, policies, etc.
  • Learn about career advancement opportunities you may not otherwise know about.

Career Resources

  • Take advantage of local professional development learning opportunities that support SHRM’s competency model, throughout every step of your career.
  • Discover up-to-date information on pending federal and state legislation that may impact your company’s operations.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Leadership skills development opportunities include taking on a volunteer leadership role in your local chapter.
  • You will have the opportunity to earn professional development credits (PDCs) for attending chapter programming approved for SHRM-CP and SHRM‑SCP recertification.
Q: How do I join a chapter or obtain more information on the location of a chapter?

A: Go to and input a city, state or zip code to locate all SHRM-affiliated chapters in your local area.  Contact the chapter via its website or send them a message.

Q: As a SHRM member®, am I automatically a member of a local chapter?

A: No. SHRM membership is separate from membership in your local chapter. Each chapter has its own membership application process and dues structure. To become a member of your local chapter, you will need to apply for membership directly with that particular chapter.

Q: As a member of my local chapter, am I automatically a SHRM member?®

A: No. To learn more about the benefits of SHRM and how to join, visit

Q: Can I belong to more than one SHRM chapter?

A: Yes. You can belong to as many chapters as you desire, but one will be considered your “primary chapter” for receiving financial support from SHRM.

Bottom line, becoming a member of SHRM and a local chapter is a winning combination.


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