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The Ohio Chamber has partnered with top employment lawyers across Ohio to deliver productive information to those within your organization responsible for overseeing human resource-related matters.

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About HR Academy

We're all for knowing the law. We're all for Ohio.

Did you know that employee lawsuits against an employer have risen 400% over the last 20 years? And of the lawsuits brought against an employer, four out of five involve businesses with less than 100 employees? It’s an unfortunate reality of the business world, and as a business owner, you need to understand the laws and how they apply to you as an employer.

That’s why the Ohio Chamber of Commerce created the HR Academy – a resource offered to all Ohio businesses and law firms to help maintain a comprehensive understanding of employment law and issues. The Ohio Chamber has partnered with top employment lawyers across Ohio to deliver productive information to those within your organization responsible for overseeing human resource-related matters.

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They provide certifications essential for human resource professionals. We all provide continuing education essential for a thriving business community. We’re all for Ohio.

Your business needs its human resource professionals to be certified. It helps protect you, your business and your employees. That is why more and more employers are listing HR certification as “required” or “preferred” on their job postings. They have the peace of mind that their HR professionals have proven mastery of the intricate HR laws and core practices that make an organization successful.

The HR Certification Institute awards HR certification exams to HR professionals who:

  • meet strict professional experience and educational requirements
  • pass a challenging exam
  • maintain their credentials through continuing HR education

In an HR Certification Institute survey of top business leaders:

  • 50% said that recruiters consider a job candidate's certification status when they decide whom to interview, and hire, for HR positions
  • 48% said that their company believes that HR-certified professionals give them a competitive edge
  • 50% said that certified HR professionals show better motivation, HR knowledge and performance than non-certified HR professionals do

That is why the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, through our HR Academy programming, provides these essential certifications to help educate business professionals and strengthen Ohio’s business community.


The Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s HR Academy is accredited by the National Society of Human Resource Management, the thought-leader and trailblazer of human resource matters. Our accreditation guarantees that those who participate in our curriculum – through webinars or symposiums – will earn HRCI or SHRM credits (for human resource professionals) or CLE credits (employment lawyer continuing education credits).

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The Ohio Chamber, the Ohio Chamber’s HR Academy and its participating presenters and contributors make no representations or warranties, express or implied, that the information presented in the HR Manual, employment law posters, webinars (live webcast or recorded) and webinar associated materials (hereinafter collectively, “HR Materials”) will prevent you or your company from being named as a party in an administrative proceeding before any local, state or federal agency or an action filed in any court.

The use of Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s HR Academy HR Materials does not establish an attorney-client relationship between yourself, your organization and the HR Academy attorney presenters and contributors. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s HR Academy HR Materials are meant to be used for informative purposes only and are not a substitute for consulting your own legal counsel regarding any issues you or your organization may face. You and or your organization should always contact your own legal counsel should the need arise.

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