20 PDC maximum per 3-year recertification cycle.
SHRM recognizes the value of your activities in the workplace that contribute to the continued success of your organization and to your growth as an HR professional. For complete information on how to earn PDCs through each activity, please view the Recertification Handbook.
To be awarded credit, you must provide the following information about your work project in your recertification record:
PDCs are calculated based on time spent working on a project. Qualifying work projects for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCPs fall into one of only two categories:
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, SHRM has revised work project requirements to focus only on the number of hours dedicated to the implementation and completion of a qualified project. System adjustments are in progress. As a short-term workaround, please enter a 3-month or 6-month date span that aligns with your cycle when adding your work project activity to your record.
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