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What type of membership is right for you?
Among our 2,000+ members, we have a variety of membership types to choose from. Please see the descriptions below to determine which type of membership is right for you. And don't forget to check out all the great member benefits you can take advantage of once you join!
When you are ready to join, be sure to select the appropriate membership type to help speed up your application.
Professional Practitioner Members
Individuals who are currently engaged as a practitioner of human resource management, responsible for decisions related to HR, and not a consultant. Members of this class may vote and hold an elected office in the Chapter.
Professional Consultant Members
Individuals who are consultants practicing in the field of human resource management. Members of this class may vote and hold an elected office in the Chapter.
Individuals currently holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in human resource management or any of its specialized functions at an accredited college or university. Members of this class may vote and hold an elected office in the Chapter.
Individuals who are currently practicing law and are engaged in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession. Members of this class may vote and hold an elected office in the Chapter.
Professional Associate Members
Individuals who are currently engaged in providing goods or services to support and/or enable human resource professionals as well as those individuals who do not meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership, and who demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the Chapter. Associate members may not vote or hold elected office in the Chapter.
Individuals who do not qualify for other membership classes and who: Demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management as a career; and are enrolled either as full-time or part-time student in the equivalent of at least six (6) credit hours in a degree-seeking program that has a demonstrated emphasis in human resource management subjects; and not working on a full-time basis in an exempt position.
*Students must provide proof of enrollment to join and/or renew. To apply for student membership, please submit one of the following: proof of enrollment, tuition receipt, class schedule, student ID. All student member renewals must be processed through the SHRM-Atlanta Office. To submit proof of enrollment and/or to renew, please call 404-442-7335 or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter membership is on an individual basis only and not transferable from one individual to another. Membership in other SHRM-affiliated chapters is not transferable to SHRM-Atlanta. Chapter membership is contingent on the timely payment of annual dues. Annual dues are non-refundable. Membership expires 12 or 24 months from the date of activation and is renewable yearly on/or before the member's anniversary date. Dual membership in SHRM-National is encouraged.
If I join SHRM-Atlanta, am I also joining SHRM (the national organization)?
Although SHRM-Atlanta and SHRM are affiliated, SHRM-Atlanta is independently operated and a separate organization.
Membership in SHRM-Atlanta and SHRM are separate, and independent of one another. Dues for SHRM-Atlanta are not included with your national membership and vice versa.