Professional Development

Bluegrass SHRM is committed to "Serving the Professional and Advancing the Profession." In an effort to assist our members with continuing education, we will list HR professional development seminars on our website. If you have an HR professional development opportunity you’d like to share, please contact our Professional Development Director at

  • HR related organizations that offer conferences, with or without fee to attend – FREE
    Events must offer CEU credits (no minimum). Includes BGSHRM co-sponsored events, events sponsored by other SHRM Chapters, BCA, Chamber of Commerce, APA, government agencies.
  • Non-HR related organizations - conferences free to attend – FREE
    Events must offer a minimum of 4 CEU credits. Must be located within 25 miles of Lexington (includes Georgetown, Versailles, Nicholasville, Richmond, Paris, Winchester, Frankfort).
  • Non-HR related organizations - conferences with a fee to attend – $50
    Events must offer a minimum of 4 CEU credits. Events must be located within 25 miles of Lexington (includes Georgetown, Versailles, Nicholasville, Richmond, Paris, Winchester, Frankfort).

If you do not fall within one of the above categories or wish to obtain more advertising for your event, we welcome the opportunity for you to sponsor and/or attend a BGSHRM event as a guest and network with local HR professionals!


  • View available and upcoming Seminars/Conferences/Development Opportunities here
  • For additional Professional Development opportunities offered by SHRM:

Professional Certifications

SHRM Certification

SHRM has served the human resources profession for more than 65 years. To meet business needs, SHRM established two behavioral compentancy-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for senior-level practitioners. 

To learn more about obtaining these certifications or re-certifying, click here: SHRM Certification Website

SHRM Self-Study Program

Take on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SPC exam with confidence! Focus on any module or topic in any depth of sequence, and design a study plan to fit your busy schedule with convenient customization tools. The 2018 SHRM Learning System offers mobile access and e-reader capability, so you can study for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam wherever you go. Explore the SHRM Learning System by visiting


Don’t let your credential expire!

SHRM membership plus BGSHRM membership is a perfect combination. But for you, as a SHRM-certified professional, it’s a double scoop of awesome.

Take advantage of your national and local PDC-earning opportunities as you continue your journey to earn the 60 PDCs required to recertify your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential.

Here are a few things to help you along the way:

As a reminder, all need-to-know information about SHRM recertification can be found in the SHRM Recertification Handbook.

Spring 2019 SHRM Certification Preparation Course at BCTCS!

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert with our SHRM(Society for Human Resource Management) Learning System® Certification Preparation Course, and earn the new standard in HR certification: SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Certified Professional (SHRM-CPSM) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCPSM).

Make sure you're prepared with this interactive 36-hour program which combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

Spring 2019 Course Information:

Dates/Time: 2/19/19 - 5/28/19 (Tuesdays), 6-9pm


BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way
Lexington, KY 40511
North Wing (N Building), Room 115 


Early Bird (by 2/8/19) Cost: $1,195.00 (includes all course materials)


Register: By phone at 859-246-6666 or  ONLINE

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 2/8/19 (Registrations after this date will be subject to a $75 late fee)

Act now! These classes fill quickly!

If you would like more information or if you would be interested in us bringing a class to your area, call Jeanne Devers at 859-246-6253 or e-mail

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

HRCI is an independent organization devoted to HR certification for over 40 years. Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out in the field, HRCI offers a suite of eight HR credentials that reflect different levels of career advancement and georgraphic areas of expertise in the HR field. 

To learn more about obtaining these certifications or re-certifying, click here: HRCI Website

  • HRCI Updated PHR & SPHR Exam Content, Effective August 1, 2018


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