Why You Should Recertify

As a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP you recognize the relevance and importance of SHRM certification. Earning your certification was a proactive a step toward a rewarding career and a commitment to advancing the future of HR. Recertification is how you will continue to grow and adapt to meet the evolving needs of the profession. 

The great things you do every day may count towards recertification. Educate yourself on the guidelines so you never miss a chance to get credits and maintain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


Maintaining your SHRM credential is easier than you might think. 
  • Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) every three years, or retake the certification exam.   
  • There are numerous ways to earn PDCs, from attending conferences and seminars to volunteering and contributing resources to the advancement of the HR profession. 
  • All SHRM conferences, seminars and eLearning programs that you attend will be automatically* uploaded to your SHRM Certification Portal, so you don't have to enter anything yourself. 
  • Enter your own activities as you go, either through the Certification Portal or the SHRM Certification App.

Locating and tracking PDCs is simple with the SHRM Certification App

The convenience of tracking your professional development credits in your hands! 

  • Easily add your PDCs under the Advance Your Education.
  • Track all of the activities you have already added to your record.
  • Search and filter approved activities by competency, date and location.
  • Choose over 2,500 SHRM recertification providers and discover upcoming approved activities in your area.
  • Find out when you're eligible to apply for recertification.

Download now from the iTunes App Store or Google Play!

View a video tutorial on the app here.

Through the recertification process you will expand your knowledge, seek out new and rewarding experiences as well as showcase to employers that you are dedicated to implementing innovative, strategic, and ethical thinking in your HR practices.  

For an overview of the recertification process and to see what 2 completed journeys to 60 PDCs might look like, view our ROAD TO SHRM RECERTIFICATION brochure.