On May 12, 2014, SHRM announced a new certification program in direct competition with HRCI's certifications of PHR, SPHR, GPHR, etc.

A group of HR professionals have questioned this decision by the board of directors, and are discussing the feasibility of stopping SHRM from entering the certification arena without HRCI oversight.

What is your position?

If there is enough member interest in making this cause a reality, we may be able to STOP SHRM by having the board reverse its decision.

If the majority of the HR community wants a SHRM certification in addition to (or instead of) the existing HRCI certifications, the STOP SHRM initiative may never gain traction.

NOTE: Although one survey question inquires about financial assistance, we are not seeking anything but your opinion at this time. We will consider that step pending results from this survey.

* 1. Are you a member of SHRM?

* 2. What certification do you hold?

* 3. Do you support the recent decision of the SHRM Board to create a new certification for HR professionals?

* 4. Would you support a "No Confidence" vote of the current SHRM leadership?

* 5. What certification system do you see yourself continuing or striving toward?

* 6. Would you be willing to financially support the STOP SHRM effort?

* 7. Please tell us who you are. (All fields are optional.)

* 8. Please feel free to share any other observations.