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CHRA's Membership year runs from January 1st - December 31st.


If you join CHRA in the months of February through September, your membership will be automatically pro-rated based upon the day that you join, and your membership will be active through December 31st.


If you join in the months of October, November or December - your membership dues will be for one full year, 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!


To join CHRA, select the membership category below that best applies to you and complete the online application. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact CHRA at 443-966-3870 or


Select Your Membership Category

Professional Active Membership

Annual membership dues - $75.00 for SHRM members - (prorated amount $6.25 per month)


(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)


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

Membership in the Professional Active category shall include:

• 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.

Join CHRA as Active Professional SHRM Member


Join CHRA as an Active Professional Non SHRM Member


 Professional Affiliate Membership


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

Membership in the Professional Affiliate category shall include:
• 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.


Join CHRA as a Professional Affiliate Member

Associate Membership

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

Membership in the Associate category shall include:
• 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.


Join CHRA as an Associate Member

Corporate Complete Membership Package

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

This membership is through the company, not the individual. Membership in the Corporate Complete program shall include:
• Membership for up to 5 individuals from the same company, as well as 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). This represents a savings of $875/year to an organization if 5 members join and attend all 4 monthly meetings and one annual conference.
• The company is responsible for membership dues payments for employees and will be billed directly.

• Dues schedule: Full dues from Jan 1 – Jun 30 ($1,000 for 5 members to 4 meetings & 1 conference through 12/31) Saves up to $950 / Half dues from Jul 1 – Sept. 30 ($500 for 5 members (6 months dues) to 2 meetings & 1 conference through 12/31) Saves up to $875 

Join CHRA as a Corporate Complete Member

*Upon completing the set up and payment of your initial corporate membership you will be taken to a screen where you can either email a unique link to the five members that you would like to join under your corporate membership, or you can manually add your five memberships yourself as the administrator.

Corporate Elite Membership Package

This membership is through the company, not the individual. Membership in the Corporate Elite program shall include:

• Members receive a 50% dues discount as long as at least 20 members from company are signed up.
• Dues must be paid all at once with one check/credit card for at least 20 members.
• Dues are based off of 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 One Main Contact who must then complete the renewal for all 20 at the same time online


Join CHRA as a Corporate Elite Member

Student or Recent Graduate Membership

Recent Graduate - Within your first year out of school - $30.00 

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

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



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