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HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™.

The California State Legislative & HR Conference is the premier employment law and legislative advocacy focused boutique conference in California. Almost 600 human resource and business professionals from across the world doing business in California, attend this unique conference in Sacramento. 

The California State Legislative & HR Conference provides over 15 hours of learning sessions to help attendees with navigating and mitigating the complex legal, legislative and judicial landscape.  Each session is approved for SHRM recertification credit.


Determine your eligibility using the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility chart.

Apply for the exam. Find upcoming deadlines, exam windows and fees and submit your application.

Choose a SHRM certification preparation option, based on your learning style and schedule. Discover available learning options.

Take the exam and leverage your certification! Continue ongoing learning and development through recertification.


CalSHRM is pleased to offer several options for continued professional development including Virtual SHRM Certification Preparation Courses,
Live SHRM California Micro Credential Courses, and opportunities to earn recertification credits by attending sessions at the California State Legislative & HR Conference.

Gain recognition for your California HR expertise

​July 17th-July 18th, 2019
San Jose, California, USA
Four Point Sheraton, San Jose


Certification not only prepares you for the challenges ahead, but also sets you on a path for further success. By earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential, you demonstrate that you’re invested in your career and ready to lead.

Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam compares.

Prove your HR knowledge—and how you can apply that knowledge on the job. Gain a platform to show you’re ready to take on the next challenge.

Earn Recertification credits by attending

The California State Legislative & HR Conference


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professional development

Set Yourself Apart
with SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

April 1st-April 2nd 2019
​Sacramento, California, USA
Sheraton Sacramento

Prepare for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP by attending a virtual prep session brought to you by the California State Council of SHRM.  Led by SHRM qualified instructors, sessions are held each spring and fall prior to the scheduled testing session.

Sessions will be noted on this page as they are available for registration.  

If you practice HR or conduct business in California, you need complete competence in the complex legislation that applies. You can now earn a SHRM California Law HR Specialty Credential to demonstrate your California HR expertise.

Experience the full scope of dynamic and unique challenges human resource professionals face on a daily basis while leading workforces in California. Throughout the seminar, engage in frequent practical exercises and collaborative discussions designed to hone the competencies needed to interpret and implement human resource practices in California.

Gain the knowledge to develop employment guidelines that satisfy the intricate California labor code, minimize potential litigation risks, and meet the strategic objectives of your organization.

Specialty Credentials are an approved professional development activity for recertification credits towards your SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® certification.

SHRM Member: $1,655.00
Non-Member: $1,930.00

CALSHRM Virtual Preparation Courses

Led by qualified and certified HR Instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP  preparation seminars, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BOCK™).  By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam.

SHRM Member $ 1199

Non-SHRM Member $1499

​Next Session starts March 25, 2019

Sessions held each Monday & Wednesday


Tuesday & Thursday starting March 26, 2019

Session 1: 7:00am - 9:00am (16 sessions)
Session 2: 11:00am - 1:00pm (16 sessions)
Session 3: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (16 sessions)

Registration Ends March 4, 2019