Getting and Maintaining PHR, SPHR, and GPHR Certification Just Got Easier for GEA Members

Georgia Employers’ Association is pleased to announce a new benefit for our members. GEA has partnered with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) to provide members with valuable assistance to help them achieve and maintain PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certifications.

Here are the benefits available to HR professionals employed at GEA member companies:

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  • Earn up to 12 Recertification Credits per renewal cycle* – Individuals are eligible for three credits for each full year of GEA membership, up to a maximum of 9 credits to be applied under the membership category. An additional three business credits (1 per year for SPHR) may be applied under the continuing education category. For HRCI credentials not requiring Business credit, these hours may be applied as general credit.
  • $50 discount off the PHR, SPHR, or GPHR exam fee – contact GEA for the current promo code.
  • HRCI Recertification Concierge –HRCI provides a dedicated representative to provide assistance and quickly resolve questions and issues about recertification.

*proof of GEA membership is required

Continuing Education Opportunities

Georgia Employers’ Association is committed to the career development and ongoing education of our members. Many of our courses are certified for HRCI continuing education credits.  Now, HR professionals can earn up to 12 of the 60 hours required for recertification with credits awarded to GEA members.

More information about HR Certification Institute is available on their website at Click the link to downl0ad detailed instructions for claiming GEA member recertification credits. Contact David Whitaker at Georgia Employers’ Association if you’d like more information about how to claim recertification credits and discounts and other GEA member benefits.

Earn HRCI Continuing Education Credit from Upcoming GEA Workshops:

Employment Law Series Graphic2.75 HRCI recertification credits have been approved  for the remaining workshops in Georgia Employers’ Association’s 2015 Employment Law Series. There are four more workshops upcoming in the series, which continues on August 7 with “Effectively Negotiating the Discipline and Discharge Process: Including Policies to be Revised or Included in Your Handbook,” a workshop conducted by attorney Jeff Thompson of Constangy, Brooks, Smith, and Prophete, LLC. Click the link or the image for a video overview and information about the series and for registration information.