Although potential employers do not always require gaining certification, it will make your resume stand out, show initiative and prove that you have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the HR field. A human resources certification in South Dakota will allow you to continue your education and may also result in a pay increase.
There are two levels of human resources certification in South Dakota available and they are called PHR and SPHR. Both of these levels require a certain number of years experience in the HR field before you become eligible. Certification can be gained much more quickly if you have a higher degree because it reduces the number of years you need. This is the reason that many HR professionals choose to continue their pursuit of certification online at the same time they are gaining practical experience.
Four years of experience are needed if you do not have at least a bachelor’s degree if you want certification at the PHR level. (Professional in Human Resources) If you do have a four year degree, the requirement drops to two years. If you have a master’s degree, it is dropped further to just one year.
HR certification in South Dakota at the senior level (SPHR) requires you to have seven years of experience. The requirement is reduced to five years and four years with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.