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Welcome to the Washington State Human Resources Council

The Washington State Human Resources Council is now a SHRM Preferred Provider. 

We are a SHRM Preferred Provider for the new SHRM-CPTM and SHRM-SCPTM Certifications! Beginning in 2015 WSHRC will be able to award Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for programs offered that relate to the SHRM Body of Competency & KnowledgeTM (SHRM BoCK).

Congratulations to the Apple Valley Human Resource Association winners of the Randy Lundberg Northern Lights Award at the 2014 NHRMA Conference in Spokane

This award recognizes association chapters for outstanding achievement and excellence in overall chapter programming and operations.


2015 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference

Washington State HR Council is now seeking presenters and sponsors for our annual conference. The sponsorship and presenter information is now available on our 2015 Conference page.  Please feel free to contact our 2015 Conference Director if you have additional questions.


2013 PINNACLE AWARD WINNER for the Veteran Pre-employment Academy

Photo Above: Washington State Human Resources Council at SHRM National Leadership Conference

  • DEVELOPED a statewide initiative Help returning veterans transition into employment readiness
  • PARTNERED with WA DVA Veterans Conservation Corps
  • CONNECTED veterans to available employment resources
  • CREATED diversity awareness and military cultural competence in the civilian workplace
  • 100% Participation of Washington state chapters in any of the following: Job preparedness/networking events, Shadow Days/Internship opportunities, Resume/cover letter writing clinics, Career fairs exclusively for veterans, Online job search training or Diversity training for HR and Hiring managers


Sponsor WSC Events

If you are interested in reaching out to HR professionals across the state of Washington, click here for more information.


SHRM Membership  

Click here to Join or Renew your SHRM membership!  First time SHRM members can use this form (click here) for a discounted membership.


HRCI Certification Program

Interested in becoming HRCI certified?  Click here to access the SHRM Educational Products Store to purchase the SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR.  If you are working towards certification, you must also complete a secure application form through the HR Certification Institute by clicking here.


About Us 

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Upcoming Events

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  • December 9, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 NE Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver WA 98662

    Feel like you're always fighting fires when it comes to employee-relations? Tired of responding to alarms and scrambling to manage the risk around sticky circumstances? Join us to learn how to make the shift from reactive to proactive employee-relations. Find out what you can do on the front-end to position yourself in a more...

  • March 27, 2015, 7:15am – 5:00pm
    Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004
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