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Professional Member ($149) 
Professional Members with a Current SHRM Membership pay $135

Current or previous Human Resource Practitioners whose career focus/focused on managing human resources functions while working either in an HR department, managing HR functions or an academic institution. Individuals who are engaged in the profession of human resource management and who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Position responsibilities and work time is/was spent managing human resource activities
  • Are currently certified through the Human Resource Certification Institute or the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Are attorneys with at least three years’ experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession
  • Are consultants with at least three years of experience as a practitioner in human resource management
  • Academicians at the post-secondary level whose course-load is in human resources-related areas
  • Placement and/or Career Service Professionals employed by an academic institution
  • Retired Human Resource professionals

Professional members may vote and hold office in the association. Only Professional members may hold the office of President and President Elect.



Partner Member ($249)

Persons who do not meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership but can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the organization, a bona fide interest in human resource management and in the purpose of the group. This includes those members who are affiliated with a company that offers and/or sells a human resource related product and/or service for profit to the corporate Human Resource or business community. Partners are limited to 20% of the total membership. Members of this class have the right to vote and hold office in the Association; however, partners may not hold the office of President or President Elect.



Student Member ($25)

Individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • enrolled either as full-time or part-time students
  • enrolled in the equivalent of at least six credit hours
  • able to provide verification of a demonstrated emphasis in human resource management subjects (part of the HR body of knowledge)
  • able to provide verification of the college or university’s human resources or related degree program.

Individuals eligible for Professional membership cannot apply for Student membership. Student members may not vote and may not hold office in the Chapter.



Lifetime Member ($0)

Past Presidents of the Chapter become Lifetime Members upon completion of their term as President. Upon completion of their term, a Lifetime member shall have the privileges of a Professional membership. Annual dues will be waived but the member will need to pay for costs associated with attending events. Lifetime members may vote and hold office in the Association.



Member in Transition

The SAHRA Members-in-Transition (MIT) provides job search support, resources and referrals to HR professionals who are members of SAHRA. Members are in one form of job transition or another and find themselves looking for a new position, are currently employed and looking for a new opportunity or are newly relocated to the greater Sacramento Area and hoping to network with other HR professionals. If you're interested in joining as a MIT member, please fill out the application form then contact the SAHRA office at




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