Membership categories include:
Individuals engaged in human resource management with at least three years of experience at the exempt level; or any individual certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute; or any faculty member with three or more years experience holding at least assistant professional rank in HR; or full-time consultants with at least three years experience as an HR practitioner; or full-time attorneys with at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the HR profession. Professional Members have voting rights and may hold office in the Society.
Individuals engaged in human resource management at the exempt level, but do not meet the requirements for Professional Member. General Members have voting rights, but may not hold office in the Society.
Individuals in non-exempt human resource management positions, as well as those who do not meet any of the foregoing categories, but have a bonafide interest in human resource management. Associate Members do not have voting rights and may not hold office in the Society.