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We are a full-service training, certification, and examination professional development firm. We offer all the tools you need to succeed and advance your career or staff. While you can never truly place a quantitative value on knowledge or skills gained, certifications are one of the best metrics to signify progression in the business world. We are your strategic partner in professional development!

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Founded in 2017 by US Air Force Veterans, Dynamic Advancement has quickly established itself as one of Military City USA’s premiere Professional Development firms. With the goal of offering unique training techniques, a cadre of Subject Matter Experts (SME) instructors and staff, Dynamic Advancement’s true core competency is a deep understanding of the business results professional development brings to an individual and an organization.


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SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. This intensive 8-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

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HRCI Certification



The Art Edgarian / Charles Umscheid Scholarship is awarded twice a year in recognition of Art Edgarian and Charles Umscheid who were two key SAHRMA contributors. 

  • Art Edgarian former president of SAPMA (San Antonio Personnel Management Association), one of SAHRMA’s predecessors was dedicated to developing the human resource profession and students.  In addition to his efforts at SAPMA, Art made a significant contribution to St. Mary’s University as the Director of Placement.  As a result of his contributions, several students were able to locate that first “great job.”
  • Charles Umscheid, as a former St. Mary’s graduate, valued student participation with HR practitioners.  He was instrumental in establishing a program in our association that allowed college students to spend time on the job with human resource managers to gain “hands-on” experience.  Charles was also responsible for establishing the first student chapter of the American Society for Personnel Association here in San Antonio.

The scholarship award is $1000 dollars for each student selected.  There will be one scholarship awarded in the Fall and one in the Spring. 

All candidates must meet the criteria outlined in the application form in order to participate.  To apply all completed submissions must reach the SAHRMA Director of College Relations via e-mail at student@sahrma.org.  Any questions can be directed to the SAHRMA Director of College Relations.

SAHRMA Member Scholarships

Irene Florida HR Certification Scholarship

The Irene Florida HR Certification Scholarship was developed and implemented in 1998 as a means of providing eligible SAHRMA members the opportunity to take a certification review course and/or sit for the official exam.  Up to two (2) scholarships may be awarded each year, one for the winter exam and one for the spring exam.

The scholarship may be used toward the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  Scholarship winners must sit for the exam and will be reimbursed for the cost of a review course and/or exam fees, up to a maximum of $600.00.  Proof of exam and actual expenses must be submitted.

Eligibility:  SAHRMA Professional, General, or Associate Member who meets the SHRM eligibility criteria and whose SAHRMA membership has been active during the last 12 consecutive months.  SAHRMA Members seeking certification or recertification can be considered.

To be considered, submit a resume and the Irene Florida HR Scholarship Application to membership@sahrma.org.

SHRM Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships to support your HR education and certification goals are available:

SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships

SHRM Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
SHRM Foundation Graduate Scholarships


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