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Welcome to Raleigh-Wake


Where we drive the HR Profession forward in the Raleigh area




Raleigh-Wake HRMA has over 60 years of rich history.  From it's beginnings, the organization has benefited from great leadership. We consistently receive recognition as a premier chapter in SHRM. Raleigh-Wake is the proud recipient of 30 consecutive Superior Merit Awards, 6 Pinnacle awards, 4 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion Awards, and 3 NC SHRM Crown Awards.



Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association enriches and supports Human Resource professionals by enabling them to Connect, Develop and Contribute.



HR professionals are value-added business partners in the organizations they serve.


  1. We strive for excellence, honor our commitments, and make decisions in the best interests of our members.

  2. We are committed to advancing the HR profession and serving the HR professional.

  3. We broaden networks, build friendships and foster a sense of community.

4. We share our skills, talents, and abilities to benefit the communities in which we live and work.


We have three levels of memberships available. Click below to join:

Professional - Exempt level HR for 3 or more years 

General - Currently working in exempt level HR position but does not meet Professional criteria 

Associate - Individual who does not meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership, but have a bona fide interest in HR management and the mission of RWHRMA    



We are proud to be a 100% chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  This means that every member of Raleigh-Wake is also a member of SHRM.  This distinction shows our commitment to the HR profession and allows our chapter to offer and have access to enhanced programs and services.  If you are not already a member of SHRM, please apply for membership using their online application.  Please be sure to designate Raleigh-Wake (chapter # 0132) as your primary chapter when you join SHRM.  If you have not designated RHWRMA as your primary chapter, but you are interested in doing so, you may complete the  SHRM Primary Chapter Designation Form online (be sure to have your SHRM ID handy!). Thank you for your valuable support!


Each quarter we host a New Member Networking Event that offers a great opportunity for you to get to know other new members. Check out our Calendar of Events for the next upcoming event.


As an HR Professional there are many benefits to joining RWHRMA, the largest SHRM-affiliated chapter in North Carolina.   Among those benefits are:

Affiliation with SHRM, the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.

Professional development opportunities.

Monthly professional meetings, with high-quality local and national speakers.

Discounted rates on all RWHRMA-sponsored events (some provided to members at no cost!)

Seminars and volunteer opportunities to award points toward recertification.

Opportunity for involvement in legislative efforts.

HRCI certification study groups

Access to job postings in our career center.

Tuition Assistance and Certification Scholarships.

Awards for excellence in HR and the community.

Networking with over 700 HR professionals. 



One of the best ways to contribute and connect as a member of Raleigh Wake is through the countless volunteer opportunities we have available. From donating your time to community efforts hosted by Raleigh Wake to taking a longer term role as a part of our Board and key teams, you are able to not only give in your talents but develop a stronger connection with your fellow members. Check out our Volunteer page to discover new opportunities for you to give back.


Chapter Programs

Chapter Programs

Over 70% of our members are HRCI certified. Therefore, it is imperative that we offer programs that meet our members' professional needs.

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Member Services

Under the direction of the VP of Membership, various members of the membership team provide value-added resources for our membership of over 700 HR Professionals.

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RWHRMA offers a variety of resources for members and the business community.

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