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PIHRA Main Office:

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)

1515 W 190th St
Ste 530
Gardena, CA 90248

P: +1(310) 416-1210
F: +1(310) 416-9055


Membership Dues

PIHRA Membership is $150 for 12 months.

PIHRA Renewal Membership is $125 for 12 months and $75 for those with the In Transition, At Large or Retired Member Type when renewing before expiration date. Renewal discount will not apply after expiration date.

Student membership

Student membership is $30 with proof of student status. Must not work more than 20 hours. Check your eligibility for student status here before joining.

All new members should allow 4 weeks for full access to all member services. Please contact membership@pihra.org or (310) 416-1210 if you have questions.



Membership Policy

Membership is on an individual basis and renews on the anniversary date. 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.

Membership is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Membership will expire one year from creation or renewal on the anniversary date. Once membership dues are paid they cannot be refunded or credited toward future programs or services.

Beyond the valuable benefits listed below, PIHRA membership provides an instant connection to the broader Southern California HR community and dozens of opportunities to build your network at our lively events. You’ll also gain access to member discounts on our entire calendar of professional development programs, designed specifically to keep you in the know and ahead of the curve. For a full list of benefits, click here.. These policies apply to all PIHRA memberships unless otherwise noted in the program materials. Please read all individual program information thoroughly.

For questions regarding membership, contact our office at (310) 416-1210 ext. 810 or email membership@pihra.org.



Membership Benefits

HR Weekly e-Newsletter

Career Center Job Alerts



Compliance Library

50-State Handbook Builder

Ask an Advisor Helpline-Unlimited

Enterprise Training-Unlimited



Frequently Asked Questions

Paper Application

Paper application available. Note: PIHRA and SHRM Dual Membership is no longer available. Please submit the hardcopy application and payment as indicated on membership application.

Member Types

Please review the PIHRA Membership Types if you have a question regarding which membership type you should select. This document describes in detail the criteria we use to create each member type, and should help you identify which one to select for yourself.


Current members receive a renewal discount of at least $25 off when renewing before the expiration date. If your membership lapses you will be responsible for paying $150, which includes the initial $25 administrative fee.

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, or submit the NEW Electronic Form: PIHRA is Chapter # 0030.


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

“As an HR professional, I find an amazing value in my PIHRA Pasadena membership. The array of HR professionals available for support and networking are incredible and the district continually goes above and beyond to find new and creative ways to bring members together and spark discussion and learning on the most current and relevant topics in our field. I count the group as one of my most useful and fun human resources tools and a real business partner to Lawry’s.”

– Tiffany Stith, Director Human Resources (Lawry’s Restaurant, Inc., Pasadena, CA)

Get Involved

There are many ways to Volunteer with PIHRA & hone your leadership skills.