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After you've earned your HR credential, professionals are required to earn recertification credits every three years to maintain their PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHR-CA®,SPHR-CA®, HRBP®, or HRMP® credentials*. SHRM is committed to providing the most comprehensive HR continuing education and professional development opportunities, to help you:

  • Apply HR knowledge and information to your everyday work.
  • Network and exchange ideas with other HR professionals.
  • Accomplish more in your organization by utilizing new ideas, tools and best practices.
  • Stay current on the latest in HR practices and legislation.

SHRM Seminars, Emerging Leaders programs, and Online Learning programs are approved for PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources), PHR-CA and SPHR-CA (California), HRBP (Human Resource Business Professional), and HRMP (Human Resource Management Professional) certifications.

*PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP and HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications.

SHRM Seminars
SHRM has trained thousands of HR professionals worldwide. SHRM Seminars, held in-person or virtually, are developed using the highest quality standards. A team of qualified experts, HR professionals and legal counsel review course content to ensure its accuracy and real-life application. Our dedication to excellence will provide you with timely information and solutions for the business challenges you face. There are programs for newcomers to the profession and veteran HR professionals alike. Programs include:

  • SHRM Certification Preparation Seminars
  • Virtual Seminars
  • Emerging Leaders Programs 

All SHRM Seminars are also available to bring onsite to your organization, visit for details.

SHRM Essentials® of HR Management
SHRM offers this program to provide HR professionals with a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Up-to-date, easy-to-understand content ensures that you master HR concepts and can apply them to real-life, everyday situations and issues.


SHRM Online Learning

SHRM Webcasts
SHRM offers webcasts throughout the year, featuring in-depth information on and analysis of a wide variety of issues affecting HR professionals. SHRM's "free" member webcasts offer hour-long programs on essential HR practices and strategies. Member-discounted premium webcasts provide timely updates on new laws, regulatory activities and legal decisions, as well as insight into HR trends and innovations.

Available live or on demand, SHRM webcasts qualify for recertification credit.

SHRM E-Learning
SHRM e-Learning provides a convenient and affordable way for HR professionals to earn all 60 recertification credits—including strategic and global hours. Tackling major HR disciplines, these courses are also a low-cost alternative to those seeking professional development or a skills refresher.


Compliance Training Provided by SHRM E-Learning
In an era where litigation and regulatory enforcements continue to increase, SHRM e-Learning's compliance training programs can help minimize legal exposure. Courses cover workplace harassment, EEO, wage and hour, ethics, and other critical issues—and are available in versions for managers and employees.

SHRM Conference on Demand
Conference On Demand allows you to view sessions from SHRM Conferences online and earn up to 20 recertification credits. On Demand includes videos of select keynote addresses, recordings of the concurrent sessions with audio and the detailed downloadable PowerPoint slides. On Demand offers a cost-effective and convenient way to stay current in the HR field while earning recertification credits.


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