Certification Committee

Chair: Smitty Bankston
Co-Chair: Nikki Bensen

Administrators: Lindsey Sosa, Arichica Prescott, Emily Betz, Open Role (see job description)

Supporting Board Member: Hilary James

Advisory Group: Therese Ross, Krista Heys, Gabrielle Wilkerson, Bill Swan


The LWHRA Certification Committee has been recognized by SHRM as a 2020 SHRM Learning System Champion.

The LWHRA Certification Preparation Program offers affordable exam preparation as a benefit to our members and other HR professionals in our community. Program participants review key information in a supportive, nurturing environment including both lecture and small study groups. LWHRA Certification participants have consistently significantly outperformed the national HRCI pass rate averages.