You can also obtain human resources certification in Tennessee. Many companies will even require you to work towards this when you are hired. However, even if it is not required, most professionals in the field will recommend it. Obtaining this certification will build your resume and make you more marketable. It may also move you higher on the pay scale.
There are two basic types of human resources certification in Tennessee. Professional in Human Resources is the first level and Senior Professional in Human Resources is the higher level certification.
HR certification in Tennessee at the first level requires that you have successfully completed a certain number of years within the human resources field. Four years are required if you do not have a bachelor’s degree, two years are required if you do have a bachelor’s degree and only one year is required if you have a master’s degree.
Certification at the SPHR level requires several more years of experience. If you don’ t have a degree, seven years are required, a bachelor’s degree lowers this to five years and a master’s degree lowers it even further to only four years. As you can see, the higher degree you obtain, the faster you can get your certification.