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CHRA is the leading human resources association in Maryland, a SHRM Excel Bronze Chapter, a SHRM Recertification Education Provider, and a SHRM Pinnacle Award recipient.


We invite you to join the growing membership of CHRA today to take advantage of all of the professional networking, education and career-enhancing benefits offered through CHRA membership.


Membership Information


The CHRA annual program year runs from January through December. If you join CHRA in the months of February through September, your membership dues will be automatically pro-rated on joining based upon the day that you join, and your membership will be active through December 31st. (Not including Recent Graduates and Student Memberships which are offered at a significant discount).


If you join CHRA in the months of October, November or December - your membership dues will be for one full year (not pro-rated upon joining) but your membership will be extended through December 31st of the following year - giving you 15, 14 or 13 months of membership for the price of 12!


Select Your Membership Category


To join CHRA, select the membership category below that best applies to you and complete the online application.


Professional Active Membership


• Current or Previous Human Resources Practitioners whose employment careers focus/focused on managing human resources functions while working either in an HR department or an academic institution. A minimum of 50% of their job responsibilities and work time is/was spent managing human resource activities
• 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 Resources Professionals.
Annual membership dues - $75.00 for SHRM members - (prorated amount $6.25 per month)


Annual membership dues - $90.00 for non-SHRM members - (prorated amount $7.50 per month)


Join CHRA as Active Professional SHRM Member

(Please note - To receive the SHRM membership discount on your CHRA membership, the email you use for your CHRA account must be the same email you use for your SHRM account)


Join CHRA as an Active Professional Non SHRM Member



Professional Affiliate Membership


• HR consultants, recruiters and service providers whose practice / market is limited to the Human Resources profession, consistent with the mission of the Association.

Affiliate Limit - the total number of affiliate members shall not exceed 25% of the total association membership as of 12/31 each year as stated in the CHRA Bylaws.

** Please see the Affiliate Marketing and Networking Guidelines.


Annual membership dues - $90.00 (prorated amount $7.50 per month)

Join CHRA as a Professional Affiliate Member


Associate Membership


• Associate members do not meet the criteria of the Professional category but shall be pursuing a degree in Human Resources or professional certification (PHR, SPHR, CCP, CEBS). Associate members may be eligible to join a Student Chapter as outlined in Article XI, Section 1, Student Chapters. Associate Members do not have voting rights in the Association.

• Applicants who have achieved SPHR or PHR certification will be considered for Professional Membership.


Annual membership dues - $90.00 (prorated amount $7.50 per month)


Join CHRA as an Associate Member


Corporate Complete Membership Package


Corporate Complete Membership includes-

  • One year of CHRA Membership for up to 5 individuals from the same organization
  • Complimentary registration fees for these 5 individuals to up to 4 of our Monthly Meetings where HRCI credit is earned, AND to one annual full-day conference (either Spring or Fall).

The organization is responsible for membership dues payments for employees and will be billed directly.


Annual membership dues - $1,000.00 (Pro-rated if joining in any month other than January-please contact for details).


To set up a Corporate Complete Membership Package, please contact

Corporate Elite Membership Package


Corporate Elite Membership includes - 


• A 50% membership dues discount for 20 or more individuals from the same organization
• Dues must be paid all at once with one check/credit card for a minimum of 20 members.
• Dues are based on SHRM affiliation ($37.50 for SHRM members, $45 for non-SHRM members).
• Dues Schedule: Full from January 1 – June 30 ($37.50/$45). Half from July 1 – Sept. 30 ($18.75/$22.50). Starting Oct. 1, dues are "15 months for 12 months" Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. ($37.50/$45).
• Renewals: If at the end of a term a Corporate Elite Company does not have all 20 members still in tact, they will be given a 30 day grace period to find replacements before being allowed to renew at the Corporate Elite Rate.
• Renewal is sent to the Main Contact who must then complete the renewal for all 20 at the same time online


To set up a Corporate Elite Membership Package for 20 or more individuals, please contact


Student or Recent Graduate Membership

Recent Graduate - Within your first year out of school - $30.00 - annual dues (not pro-rated)

Student *SHRM member: $5.00 - annual dues (not pro-rated)

Student non-SHRM: $15.00 - annual dues (not pro-rated)


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