Benefits of Membership

The Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area (HRA-NCA) is the local DC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  We are one of SHRM’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious Mega-Chapters with over 500 members from the MD/DC/VA area.  We operate solely on Volunteer effort, governed by a Board of Directors with 14 officers.   JOIN NOW

Whether you are looking to make HR connections, explore career options, enhance your professional development, or volunteer, why not take advantage of the many HRA-NCA resources we have available?  We meet several times a month throughout the year to offer a variety of programming, including:

  1. Monthly Chapter Events (including HRCI and/or SHRM certification, food & beverages)
  2. Career Management Programs
  3. Job Seekers Group Programs
  4. Annual Conferences (focusing on HR, Compensation & Benefits, and Legal Affairs)
  5. HRA-NCA Compensation and Benefits Survey Products, including annual Survey Participation Events and Launches
  6. Mentor/Mentee Programs
  7. Bi-Annual PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation Classes 
  8. Networking Happy Hours
  9. Legal Programs, Webinars, Forums and Updates
  10. Monthly Newsletters
  11. Social Media Outlets, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
  12. Scholarships, College Relations and More!


As an HRA-NCA member, you’ll also find lots of interesting volunteer opportunitiessponsorship opportunities, speaking opportunities, a Job Board, scholarships, an up-to-date Blog covering current chapter news, events, etc., and the latest SHRM news

HRA-NCA also offers the area’s most popular Compensation Survey, Benefits Survey, and Government Contractors Survey along with many more valuable survey resources.  

Our members receive periodic email announcements from us to keep them on the cutting edge of HR happenings.  Visit our calendar for news about our chapter and its events.  


  • Current members can extend their membership by providing referrals.  If your referral joins and pays dues, you receive 6 months free!
  • Job Seekers can join using our discounted Student rate.  Job Seekers who are already HRA-NCA members, let us know!  We'll extend your membership by six months at no extra charge.
  • HRA-NCA members also receive special discounts off of our Survey products and event purchases.

Members with full benefits can expand their networking with other HR professionals by access to our on-line members directory and our Membership Forum.  You can connect with even more HR professionals via our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


A Note About Your Privacy:

The HRA-NCA Member database is a portal intended as a benefit to our members, for sharing and connecting with one another.  This portal, while accessible only by HRA-NCA members in good standing, contains contact information that members may elect to share at their own discretion.  Be cautious of what information you provide, especially if you do not wish to be contacted by telephone, email, or snail mail.  All chapter communications are delivered via email, unless special circumstances apply.