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May 23

Congratulations to IPELRA's CLRP recipients!

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:45 AM by Paula Freeze

National PELRA's Labor Relations Academy Certification Program is an innovative teaching program designed specifically for public sector labor relations and human resources professionals who are experienced practitioners seeking additional training or new to the field.

A number of IPELRA members recently passed the test and received their Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP) credentials from National PELRA this past year. Please join us in congratulating these Illinois public sector labor relations professionals:

Keri Bartlett, County of Will
Wendy Bednarek, City of Batavia
Denice Brogan, City of St. Charles
Annie Eriksson, Village of Winnetka
Chrissy Hoover, Village of Huntley
Cris Randall, City of DeKalb
Debbie Schober, City of Woodstock

This group joins many Illinois public sector practitioners who have previously earned their certifications:

Ann Everhart, Village of Schaumburg
Vanessa Moritz, Village of Forest Park
Rocella Rodgers, Village of Wheeling

Are you interested in learning more about CLRP credentials?
Candidates must complete three required National PELRA Academy Programs – Academy I: The Foundation of Labor Relations; Academy II: The Grievance Arbitration Process; and Academy III: The Negotiations Process. Also available are three elective Academies: The Investigations Process; Interest Arbitration; and Costing a Labor Contract.

An Academy program is offered in conjunction with IPELRA’s Annual Conference each year in October (the Sunday prior to the beginning of the Conference on Monday). At this year’s IPELRA Annual Conference, we will be offering Academy II - The Grievance Arbitration Process on Sunday, October 22nd. Attend this day-long session then stay for the conference!  

After completing all three required Academies, candidates then have the option of either submitting a labor relations professional paper or submitting to an in-person written multiple-choice examination. Last October, the National PELRA conducted the exam following IPELRA’s Annual Conference in Galena. Once the paper is approved or the exam is passed, the “Certified Labor Relations Professional” certification is granted.

Want to know more about how you can being the process of obtaining them? Visit the National PELRA Labor Academy at to learn more.