Professionals In Human Resources Association


Thank you for your interest in joining the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).  Please visit PIHRA member benefits to learn more about the resources and products available to PIHRA members.


Annual Membership Dues:  New membership is $150 for 12 months (including the month that you join); with renewals for current memberships are $125 annually

Student Membership Dues: $30 with proof of student status

Please choose one of the following membership types below:

New Member

PIHRA membership is open to individuals engaged in a professional, educational or consulting capacity within the profession of Human Resources.  Join online, (We strongly suggest you use either Firefox or Google Chrome, as we have found that if you use Internet Explorer, the transaction may or may not go through) or download paper application here.

 If needed, you can download and print our W9: PIHRA W9

Student Member

PIHRA student membership is available to  undergraduate and graduate students attending an accredited college or university.  Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 8 units under the quarter system or 6 units under the semester system.  Applicants must submit a class schedule for the current semester/quarter with signed approval by the student faculty advisor or appropriate department chair.  To apply for student membership, return the completed student membership application and printed class schedule with name on it, and payment of $30 to PIHRA home office.

Renewing Member

Current Member Renewal fee is $125 annually. If your membership lapse and expires, the cost to be reinstated is $150.00, and it will be for 12 months (including the month that you rejoin).  Please note, preferred web brower for renewing online is Firefox or Google Chrome.

Designate PIHRA as your local SHRM Chapter

Are you a SHRM member?  Did you know that if you designate PIHRA as your local chapter, a portion of your SHRM annual dues are redirected back to PIHRA?  These funds are then used to support PIHRA member benefits and events in your local area.  What a great way to give back to your HR community.  These events provide ways for you to network with your community of HR peers, develop your HR expertise, and earn re-certification credits.  To designate PIHRA as your local chapter, please return the completed Primary Chapter Designation Form to PIHRA's Membership Department.


"My membership has continually kept me up to date on the latest legal developments affecting all aspects of Human Resources in California."   - Carol B. Box, PHR, Align Aerospace


" PIHRA has been the most consistent, helpful resource for me during my career in Human Resources.  My membership has allowed me to get to know colleagues and build friendships that continue to help me both personally and professionally."  - Kevin R. Panet, MS HRM, SPHR-CA, Tierra Del Sol Foundation 


Membership is on an individual basis and renews on the anniversary month. We do not have corporate memberships at this time.

Portability Statement:  Membership in PIHRA is portable which means that if you change employers during the membership year, your PIHRA membership goes with you. PIHRA Membership is individual and cannot be transferred to another person. Once membership dues are paid they cannot be refunded or credited toward future programs or services.



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