EHRA Membership is awarded in the following categories:

A. Member

An individual whose primary function (over 50%) is human resource, including any of its specialized functions; or legal counsel whose practice includes labor or employments law matters; or any individual certified by the Society for Human Resource Management or Human Resource Certification Institute; or, any faculty member whose coursework includes human resource management at an accredited college or University.

Persons whose primary occupation is less than 50% and who regularly performs human resource duties in the course of their normal work day and clearly demonstrates to the Board of Directors a bona fide interest in professional human resource development.

Members may vote and hold an office in the Chapter.

B. Student Member

Persons enrolled in a degree-seeking program and taking at least six (6) credit hours per academic session and whose career plans support a bona fide interest in Human Resources.  Student membership is limited to a maximum of six years non-consecutive. Potential or existing members who are eligible for another level of membership are not eligible for student membership. Student members may attend meetings at the student rate. Student membership privileges end upon graduation or discontinuance of active student status. 

Student members may not vote or hold office in the Chapter; however, student members may be committee members.

C. Life Member

Those members who have been active in the Chapter for a minimum of five years and have reached retirement status may become Life Members upon election by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Life Members may not vote or hold office in the Chapter.

EHRA membership is awarded in accordance with the Association's by-laws.  Recommendation by the Membership Committee and majority approval of the Board of Directors must be obtained to achieve membership in the organization.  Membership is on an individual basis and is not transferable to another individual.

Workshops, seminars, professional meetings, networking opportunities, as well as social gatherings make membership in EHRA an informative and enjoyable experience. 

Annual membership dues are $50.00 for SHRM members and $70.00 for non-SHRM members.

You may apply online by clicking here. If you do not hear back within 2-3 weeks from the submission of your membership application, please contact the Membership Chairperson at [email protected]

SHRM Membership:

If you are interested in applying for membership in The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), you can visit their website at