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Type of Apprenticeship: Registered

Program Design: Competency

SOC Code: 13-1071.00 - Human Resources Specialists

Location: Alexandria

$0.00 / hr

Credentials Received

  • Certificate

Additional Certifications Received

The apprenticeship program is designed to give the apprentice the education and experiences necessary to prepare for and take the SHRM-CP exam. SHRM-CP credential-holders demonstrate to the global business community that they have strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competency and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.

Program Description

The SHRM Foundation’s Human Resource Registered Apprenticeship Program (HR RAP)  provides employers with a proven talent development solution for onboarding or upskilling HR Specialists.  It also provides apprentices with a cost-effective and efficient point of entry into a well-developed career pathway in HR.  Employers have control over the selection of who becomes an apprentice.  The SHRM Foundation may assist in finding possible apprentices by identifying local workforce agencies and other community-based organizations that may be sources of talent.  The apprentice will be a full time employee and will be eligible for merit-based wage increases over the term of the 18-24 month program.

Requirements or Restrictions

  • An employer must sponsor the HR apprentice
  • The apprentice must be a full-time regular employee with the participating company
  • The apprentice must be assigned a journeyworker (HR manager or HR subject matter expert)  for regular mentoring
  • The SHRM Foundation can assist with identifying certified HR professionals who can provide mentoring to the apprentice in certain HR disciplines if the journeyworker needs support in a particular area,  e.x.:  employment law
  • The apprentice program will be a combination of paid on-the-job-learning and one-to-one mentoring.

Length of Program

  • 18-24 months -  this may vary depending on the apprentice’s previous learning and work experiences and the employer’s requirements.
    an apprentice can be credited time for previous related work experience by their supervisor toward the program and may finish in as little as 12 months.
  • Approximately 2,000-4,000 on-the-job-learning (OJL)  hours
  • 144 hours of related technical instruction (RTI)

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