Membership Benefits


We encourage all members to regularly attend our monthly chapter meetings to network, expand their knowledge of topical HR issues and become familiar with important resources. Meetings are usually held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Penn Grant Centre, 777 East Park Drive, Harrisburg. Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. with light breakfast and conversation followed by dynamic presentations on today’s "hot" HR topics, all concluding around 9:30 a.m. Most of our programs are approved for recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Professional Development/Certification

We strongly encourage the pursuit of ongoing professional development. The body of knowledge required to remain effective in the HR field evolves continuously. Our chapter enthusiastically supports professional certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute by encouraging member participation in the Villanova University Certification Study Course, and by offering discounted pricing for a self-study alternative.

Community Involvement

Our members serve the regional community through our involvement with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter at Shippensburg University. Our members serve the regional community through our involvement with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter at Shippensburg University. HRP members care about our community’s future workforce. One way HRP participates in our community’s school to work career development is through a presence on the Advisory Council of the Central PA Region’s Partnership in Career Development [PCD]. The PCD brings together people from central PA government, business, education and communities to work on initiatives to educate students in grades K-12 about careers in our community and the skills needed by community employers. HRP members care about the economic vitality and quality of life in our region that comes from a healthy employer base. To that end HRP is a member in the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC [Capital Region Economic Development Corporation].


We encourage our membership to be involved in the federal and state legislative and legal process. Each quarter our Legislative Director provides our membership with legal updates. Annually, we hold a Legal & Legislative Conference to keep our members apprised of recent legal changes along with updates of current legislation being considered at the Federal & State levels.


Members receive regular e-grams with timely information about upcoming programs, events and legislation. In addition, our web site is updated with current information about the chapter. Members can post HR-related job postings on the Web Site for $50.


Not only is HRP of Central PA committed to the traditional objectives of equal opportunity, we also enthusiastically seek to promote a diverse membership in terms of the sectors, industries and organizations in which our members are employed. Our belief is that a diverse membership provides the greatest opportunity for valuable networking and creative thinking.

National Affiliation

Although not a requirement for membership, we encourage all members of HRP of Central PA to also belong to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Membership in SHRM has many benefits that only a national organization with over 190,000 members can provide. If you are interested in joining SHRM, visit

HRP of Central PA Membership

The annual membership dues are $75 for members who are national SHRM members and $100 for members who are not national SHRM members. Associate Emeritus and Student dues are $35. Complete the online membership application and submit it today! Payment of dues is available by credit card for your convenience.

For $75 membership you get:

Chapter Meetings (9 total) = 13.5 HRCI/SHRM Credits

Lunch & Learns (5 total) = 10.0 HRCI/SHRM Credits 

Opportunity to volunteer on Committee or Board = 3.0 HRCI/SHRM Credits

For additional $75: Legal & Legislative Conference = Approx. 5.5 HRCI/SHRM Credits

For additional $25: Holiday Luncheon = 1.0 HHRCI/SHRM credit

So for an investment of $175, one has the potential to earn up to 33 HRCI/SHRM recertification credits… that's less than $6 per credit!

Click here to check out a summary of the additional financial benefits achieved through membership.

If you are interested in attending one of our meetings or you want to learn more about us, please feel free to contact our Membership Director