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HR Information Management Professionals to Get a Certification All Their Own

June 3, 2008
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HR information management professionals will soon have an educational certification they can call their own.

The International Association for Human Resource Information Management will create the HR information management professional certification test and a study guide with the help of the Donath Group, a company that develops professional certification exams, IHRIM president and CEO Lynne Mealy says.
Mealy announced the development of the new professional certification June 3 at the IHRIM Conference and Technology Exposition at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

While several professional certifications have been available for HR professionals, this will be the first certification designed specifically for human resources information management professionals, Mealy says.

Work on the certification is already under way, and the exam is set to be introduced next year.

The HR information management professional certification has been in the works for about two years. IHRIM conducted a survey of members of its regional chapters and found there was strong demand for a professional certification, Mealy says.

IHRIM currently offers a number of educational programs on topics including project management and privacy, but none of those courses leads to a professional designation similar to those available through other HR organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management.

—Robert Scally

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