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NAAAHR NJ FAQs
WHY JOIN NAAAHR?
NAAAHR is an HR association founded by HR professionals with the purpose of creating a comfortable platform for personal and professional development. Individuals join NAAAHR to:
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF NAAAHR?
Visit us on line at and join online with a credit card, or download the membership application and mail the application and payment to the national office. Be sure to indicate that your chapter affiliation is with the New Jersey Chapter.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN NAAAHR?
Membership categories and costs:
- Student Member: $30 (annual)
- Professional Member: $175 (annual)
- Lifetime Member: $1500
HOW CAN I PAY MY MEMBERSHIP DUES?
You can pay your dues on line with a credit or debit card. Please note: The National website has an auto-renewal feature, which you must opt out of.
You can mail in a check with your membership application to the national office.
You can also request an invoice on line and mail in a personal or company check.
WHAT IS A MEMBERSHIP YEAR?
NAAAHR recognizes an anniversary year as your membership year. You have the ability to take advantage of 12 months of membership.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RENEWAL NOTICE?
You will begin to receive renewal reminders via email 60 days prior to your membership expiration date. You will receive several friendly email reminders that will continue 10 days after your membership has expired. The reminders will stop once your membership is renewed or 10 days after your membership has expired. As noted above, to avoid an auto-renewal charge on your credit card, you will need to opt out of that feature.
ARE NAAAHR MEMBERSHIP DUES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
No. The NAAAHR membership dues are not tax deductible.
ARE MEMBERSHIP DUES REFUNDABLE?
No. The NAAAHR membership dues are not refundable.
WHEN WILL I GET MY MEMBERSHIP CARD?
Membership cards or pins should be received from the National headquarters in Atlanta 30 – 60 days after joining the organization. Please make sure you have a current mailing address in your profile. If the national office does not have a valid mailing address or the membership card is returned to the national office, it will be mailed to the local chapter.
WILL I GET A WELCOME PACKET FROM MY LOCAL CHAPTER OR FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION?
Each local chapter has its own welcome packet. The National organization does not have a “welcome packet”. NAAAHR New Jersey new members receive a welcome gift and in addition, members always receive discounts or free admission to chapter-sponsored events.
IS MY MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERABLE IF I RELOCATE TO ANOTHER LOCATION WITH A LOCAL CHAPTER?
Yes, your membership is transferable within NAAAHR chapters. Just contact the national office via email and/or telephone call to request a chapter transfer. The national office will make the change free of charge.
ARE THERE ANY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS?
Most of the training opportunities are available on a local level. Many chapters are seeking approval for HRCI credits. Both the national office and local chapters will sponsor webinars that may receive HRCI credit approval. Also, national conference attendees have the opportunity to receive HRCI credits for approved sessions.
IS THERE A FEE TO ATTEND LOCAL CHAPTER MEETINGS AND EVENTS?
Most local chapters offer free or reduced admission to paid NAAAHR members, but each chapter is different. Some will provide light meals and/or snacks and/or key speakers requiring a fee.
IF I REFER SOMEONE TO NAAAHR, IS THERE SOME TYPE OF REWARD SYSTEM FOR REFERRALS?
No, we don’t have a referral reward system in place at this time. Some chapters, including NAAAHR New Jersey, will “shine a spotlight” on members who are doing great work in their profession of choice, in their community, or to support the development of a more junior HR professional or a student. (This is not an all-inclusive list of actions/activities that might result in a member being “spotlighted.”)
HOW DO I ACCESS THE NJ CHAPTER MEMBER PORTAL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CURRENT HR NEWS, LEARNING MATERIALS, JOB POSTINGS, BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS INFORMATION, ETC.?
If you are a current member who has listed New Jersey as your chapter, you will be able to access the Member Portal.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE NAAAHR HOST CONFERENCES FOR ALL MEMBERS TO GET TOGETHER ON A NATIONAL LEVEL?
It really depends on the needs of our members, the economy, and the HR profession. National hosts bi-annual conferences, but regional chapters also host conferences, which will be announced on the NAAAHR New Jersey website.
Connect with other HR professionals in the area so you feel connected. The environment is comfortable enough to discuss work challenges, exchange ideas for personal and professional growth and connect in a supportive space with people whose experiences and perspectives are different from your own.
Each chapter is operated independently, allowing them to bring in subject matter experts who focus on industry trends for their respective geographic areas.
Chapters expose members to speakers focused on finance, money management, job search, investments, and other areas that empower and strengthen our members.