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Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466,;
Wendy LoCicero, ASE, 248.223.8006,

Livonia, Mich. —Nov. 19, 2015 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce an alliance with the Virginia-based HR Certification Institute (HRCI), a professional credentialing organization for the Human Resource profession. Under the alliance, HR professionals in ASE member organizations can receive recertification credits toward their HRCI credentials, including the prestigious Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®). The announcement was made by ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“ASE believes in the importance of HRCI certifications in developing well educated and informed HR leaders,” Corrado said. “We are pleased to offer this credit opportunity for ASE members dedicated to performing at the highest level of the HR profession.”

HR professionals in ASE member firms can now receive up to 12 recertification credits towards their HRCI credential (SPHR, PHR), as follows:

• Three credit hours per full year of ASE membership during the individual’s renewal cycle, to a maximum of nine credit hours per renewal cycle.
• An additional three business credit hours (one per year for SPHRs and HRMPs) under the continuing education category. If the specific credential does not require business credits, the credit type will default to HR general credit.

The new ASE alliance also offers members a discount on the HRCI recertification exam and access to the services of an HRCI concierge, through ASE, to quickly research and resolve HR questions.

“For more than 10 years, ASE has promoted HRCI certifications through our events and the catalog of classes we offer,” Corrado said. “It will now be easier than ever for our members to receive, maintain and enhance their HRCI credentials while acquiring the knowledge and education necessary to continue their development in the HR field and maximize the workforce performance of their respective organizations.”

To learn more about ASE’s alliance with HRCI, please visit the ASE website.

About HR Certification Institute
The HR Certification Institute™ (HRCI™) is the premier credentialing organization for the Human Resources profession. For 40 years, HRCI has set the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe. An independent nonprofit organization, HRCI is dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class accredited certifications. To learn more, visit

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at