CAHRA Membership Categories & Dues

Membership in CAHRA is available on an individual, non-transferable basis and is open to individuals based upon 5 categories and their respective qualifications: 

  • SHRM & CAHRA Professional Membership (annual dues: $75)
  • SHRM & CAHRA Associate Membership (annual dues: $75)
  • CAHRA Professional Membership (annual dues: $100)
  • SHRM & CAHRA Student Membership (annual dues: none)
  • RETIREE Membership (annual dues: none)

 

If you are employed by a HR Service Provider (Staffing Representative, Benefits/Insurance Sales, Awards Sales, etc.) then CAHRA guidelines dictate that you must be an active SHRM member and may only join under the SHRM & CAHRA Professional Membership category.

 

SHRM & CAHRA PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (must be a SHRM member)

Annual Membership Dues: $75.00

The rights and privileges of the SHRM & CAHRA Professional Membership include the right to vote and hold office in CAHRA.

An individual shall be eligible for SHRM & CAHRA Professional Membership if they maintain an active Professional or General Membership in SHRM and meet at least one of the following four (4) criteria:

1. Engaged in the profession of human resources management in one (1) or more of the following functional areas:

(a) Employment,
(b) Human Resources Planning;
(c) Training and Development;
(d) Compensation and Benefits;
(e) Health, Safety and Security;
(f) Employee Relations;
(g) Human Resources Research;
(h) Affirmative Action/Diversity;
(i) Labor Attorney; full-time attorneys with at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession;
(j) Human Resources Management Consultant; full-time consultants with at least three years experience in the field of human resource management.

or

2. Hold current Human Resource Institute certification and are Members of SHRM.

or

3. Faculty Members holding Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank in human resources management, or any of its specialized functions, at an accredited college or university, who possess at least three (3) years of experience teaching such topics at this level.

or

4. Individuals who would have qualified under section I, A. above that are unemployed for a period not greater than 1 year at the time of application.

SHRM & CAHRA ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (must be a SHRM member) 

Annual Membership Dues: $75.00

Individuals shall be eligible for SHRM & CAHRA Associate Membership if they are not human resource practitioners but possess an interest in the profession and/ or are involved in one (1) or more of the functional areas in paragraph A. SHRM & CAHRA Associate Members may not vote or hold office in the Chapter.  These members must be active members of SHRM to maintain membership with CAHRA.


CAHRA PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (not a SHRM member)

Annual Membership Dues: $100.00

The rights and privileges of the CAHRA ONLY Professional Membership include the right to vote and hold office in CAHRA with the exception of President and Chair of the Board.

An individual shall be eligible for CAHRA ONLY Professional Membership if they are currently engaged
In the profession of human resources management in one (1) or more of the following functional areas:

(a) Employment,
(b) Human Resources Planning;
(c) Training and Development;
(d) Compensation and Benefits;
(e) Health, Safety and Security;
(f) Employee Relations;
(g) Human Resources Research;
(h) Affirmative Action/Diversity;
(i) Labor Attorney; full-time attorneys with at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession;
(j) Human Resources Management Consultant; full-time consultants with at least three years experience in the field of human resource management.


SHRM & CAHRA STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (must be SHRM member)

Annual Membership Dues: none

Student members may not vote or hold office in the Chapter.

Individuals enrolled in the equivalent of at least six (6) credit hours per term in a degree-seeking program and also hold SHRM Student membership.  Coursework, taken or planned, must support an interest in Human Resource Management. Acceptable degree programs include Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Business Administration & Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Labor Relations, MBA, MBA/HR, Organizational Behavior/Org. Development and Sociology. 

RETIREE Membership

Annual Membership Dues: none

Retired Members shall retain the rights of CAHRA Professional Membership and shall pay no dues.

All persons who were active SHRM Professional or CAHRA Professional members for at least 10 (ten) consecutive years, have attained the age of 62, and are retired from fulltime employment shall be eligible for Retired Membership upon approval of the Board of Directors.

 

Solicitation Policy
To maintain the professional integrity of the association, there is no soliciting of members or guests immediately before, during or after chapter events. Approved sponsors shall be allowed to display company information in the appropriate locations. 

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