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The State Certified HR Professional (SCHRP) credentialing program is designed to allow HR professionals in Oregon state government to be recognized for mastering state specific human resource areas. The DAS – Chief Human Resources Office (CHRO) is promoting a workforce culture of lifelong learning, professional recognition, and personal growth. SCHRP is a vehicle for professional growth for HR professionals who are spread throughout state service. SCHRP represents CHRO’s promise to develop HR professionals in support of Oregon state government.

The completion of the SCHRP certification is considered the equivalent of six months of human resource professional-level experience. Applicants who have received the SCHRP certification may use the certification towards meeting MQs when applying for positions in the Human Resource Assistant, Human Resource Analyst, and Human Resource Consultant classifications and other non-HR classifications, such as but not limited to, Office Specialist, Administrative Specialist, Executive Support Specialist, and Operations and Policy Analysts. 

​​The program consists of 11 in-class or 13 virtual sessions spread over five months.  Each cohort will 25 to 30 students who will work together on a change management project, attend classes, and participate in team activities.  To receive certification, students must attend all sessions, complete all homework assignments, and participate on a change management project.  

The program is broken up into the following sections:

  • Human Resource Management
  • The Role of HR in the Public Sector
  • Legal Considerations in Human Resources
  • Self-Awareness and Relationship Management
  • Human Resources as a Strategic Business Partner

To view the program outline click here.

​​​​Applications for cohort #10 will start being accepted April 18, 2022.  Applicants for the SCHRP program must be a current full-time state employee, be in human resources or a management service position, and have approval from their manager to participate.  The link to the application will be posted here on April 18.

​Application Timeline

April 18, 2022:​​
Applications Open
May 6, 2022:​​
Applications Close
May 20, 2022:Applicants Notified
July 26, 2022:
Program Starts

​This guide was designed for HR professionals and is a compilation of basic HR procedures, information and resources right at your fingertips.

To view the guide click here​.
​This web site contains forms, tools, toolkits, and other information for HR professionals.

Click here​ to access the resources.

​For more information about the program contact​

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