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We are excited that you are considering joining us at HRABC, we are proud to be a 100% SHRM affiliated chapter.


HRABC membership is based on calendar year (Jan - Dec) and the renewal window opens each October.  Any membership renewed before October 1st will expire 12.31.  SHRM membership is based on the date you joined.  Also, kindly note that all prospective members of HRABC must first be a member in good standing of SHRM. The Leadership Board reviews and approves each application twice per month. Notification of membership approval will be sent by the Director of Membership.


Do not forget to designate HRABC #098 as your local chapter when joining/renewing SHRM.


New Member: $55

If you are not a member of SHRM, you can use SHRM Promo/Discount Code 0118 to receive a $15 discount and make sure to designate chapter #098. This discount is available to those who want to join both SHRM ( and HRABC.


Renewing Member: $50 (if renewed before February 15th if not $55)


Membership Types


Professional Membership:  Individuals engaged in human resource management with at least three years of experience at the exempt level; or any individual certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute; or any faculty member with three or more years of experience holding assistant, associate or full professorial rank in Human Resources management; or full-time consultants with at least three years as an exempt level Human Resources Practitioner; or full time attorneys with at least three years in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the HR profession. Professional members have voting rights and may hold office in the association.


General Membership:  Individuals engaged in human resource management at the exempt level but do not meet the requirements for Professional member. General members have voting rights but may not hold office in the Association.


Associate Membership:  Individuals in non-exempt HR Management, students or individuals who do not meet any of the foregoing categories, but have a bona fide interest in Human Resources. Associate members do not have voting rights and may not hold office in the Association


Student Membership:  Individuals who are students and are members of a student chapter affiliated with the Association. They do not have voting rights and may not hold office in the association. When no student chapter exists, students may join as student members provided they meet the following: are a current SHRM student member, are currently enrolled in the equivalent of at least six(6) credit hours, have designated HRABC as their primary chapter, and do not meet the qualifications for professional membership. There shall be no annual dues for this class of membership in HRABC.


How to Join:

Applicants may join HRABC by clicking here!


If you would like more information about membership before submitting your application, please contact our Membership Chair at


Click Here to Print a HRABC Membership Invoice

Click Here to Download the SHRM Primary Chapter Designation Form 

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