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Beyond the valuable benefits listed below, PIHRA membership provides an instant connection to the broader Southern California HR community and dozens of opportunities to build your network at our lively events. You'll also gain access to member discounts on our entire calendar of professional development programs, designed specifically to keep you in the know and ahead of the curve. For a full list of benefits, visit


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Frequently Asked Questions

Paper Application

Paper application available. Note: PIHRA and SHRM Dual Membership is no longer available.  Please submit the hardcopy application and payment as indicated on membership application.

Member Types

Please review the PIHRA Membership Types if you have a question regarding which membership type you should select. This document describes in detail the criteria we use to create each member type, and should help you identify which one to select for yourself.


Current members receive a renewal discount of at least $25 off when renewing before the expiration date. If your membership lapses  you will be responsible for paying $150, which includes the initial $25 administrative fee.  

Are you a SHRM Member?

Did you know that if you designate PIHRA as your local chapter, a portion of your SHRM annual dues are redirected back to PIHRA? These funds are then used to support PIHRA member benefits and events in your local area. What a great way to give back to your HR community. These events provide ways for you to network with your community of HR peers, develop your HR expertise, and earn re-certification credits.

To designate PIHRA as your local chapter, please return the completed Primary Chapter Designation Form to PIHRA's Membership Department, or submit the NEW Electronic Form: PIHRA is Chapter # 0030.


If needed, you can download and print our W9: PIHRA W9.



PIHRA Membership Policy

All new members should allow 4 weeks for full access to all member services. Please contact or (310) 416-1210 if you have questions.

Membership is Individual

Membership in PIHRA is individual, not organizational. Membership is on an individual basis and will expire one year from creation or renewal on the anniversary date. We do not have corporate memberships at this time. 

Membership is Portable 

Membership in PIHRA is portable which means that if you change employers during the membership year, your PIHRA membership goes with you. PIHRA Membership is individual and cannot be transferred to another person. 

Membership is Non-Transferable and Non-Refundable

Membership is non-transferable and non-refundable. PIHRA Membership is individual and cannot be transferred to another person. Once membership dues are paid they cannot be refunded or credited toward future programs or services. 

The above policies apply to all PIHRA memberships unless otherwise noted in the program materials. Please read all individual program information thoroughly.