WorldatWork Certification Scholarships to Convert to Calendar System

July 17, 2013–Scottsdale, Ariz.–Human resources professionals interested in applying for a WorldatWork certification scholarship have until August 6, 2013, to submit their applications. After August 6, WorldatWork scholarship offerings will convert from a rolling system to a calendar system. Under the calendar system, applications will be accepted again from January 1 through March 31, 2014, with scholars announced mid-May 2014 in time for Total Rewards Professionals Week, celebrated during the annual WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference and Exhibition.

Since the WorldatWork scholarship program was introduced in January 2010, 80 HR professionals have received a one-year scholarship package to obtain designations as Certified Compensation Professionals, Certified Benefits Professionals, Global Remuneration Professionals or Work-Life Certified Professionals. These scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and merit. Of the 80, 66% have successfully achieved certification, while the rest are in process.

“It has been our honor to give back to the profession and respond to evolving business challenges,” said Bonnie Kabin, CCP, vice president of professional development, WorldatWork. “We remain committed to supporting HR professionals, and we know that certification speaks volumes when advancing in a dynamic career.”

WorldatWork designations are known throughout the HR and rewards community as marks of expertise and excellence in all areas of rewards. WorldatWork Career Center data show that 83% of employers look for certification when recruiting HR professionals. Today, there are more than 24,000 certifications granted to professionals certified through the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.
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About WorldatWork(R)
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WorldatWork ( is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 65,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.

WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals(R) is the certifying body for six prestigious designations: the Certified Compensation Professional(R) (CCP(R)), Certified Benefits Professional(R) (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP(R)), Work-Life Certified Professional(R) (WLCP(R)), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)(TM) and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)(TM).

The WorldatWork group of registered marks also includes: Alliance for Work-Life Progress or AWLP, workspan and WorldatWork Journal.

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