Advance Your Profession

30 PDCs maximum per 3-year recertification cycle.

SHRM recognizes the value of activities that contribute to the continued development of the HR profession and the community. Activities available for credit fall within the following categories. For additional information please view the Recertification Handbook.


PRESENTATIONS 

Earn credit for creating and presenting educational content based on the behavioral competencies and HR functional area outlined in the SHRM BoCK.

Activity  PDCs
 
1 hour of presenting including preparation time
2

Presentations that span more than 10 educational hours
20 Max.



RESEARCHING, WRITING & PUBLISHING 

Earn credit for conducting primary research and/or author or coauthoring a book, article, white paper or blog post on an HR/HR-related topic which is published by a third party.

Activity  PDCs
 
Authoring, co-authoring or editing a book
20 Max.

Authoring, co-authoring or editing an article or another published work 
10 Max.


Authoring a white paper or blog post
1 (6 PDC Max. per cycle) 



VOLUNTEERING 

SHRM recognizes the value of volunteering your time and talent to support HR/HR-related initiatives for nonprofit organizations. Volunteer activities that qualify for recertification credit are those in which you provide HR services without compensation.

Activity  PDCs
 
Serving as a board member or officer
5 per year

Serving as a committee chair
5 per year


Serving as a Chapter/State Council Leader
5 per year


Serving as a panel member
3 per year


Participating in a formal mentorship program
3 per year


Participating in a SHRM focus group 
1 per activity


Participating in a SHRM survey
1 per activity


Participating in a research workshop 
2 per activity


Writing an HR-related letter or making a call to Congress or State Legislature 
1 per activity 


Peer-reviewing white papers or articles 
1 per activity


Participating as a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team)
3 per year


Participating in a Capitol Hill visit
3 per year


Serving as an HR Advocacy Captain
3 per year


Participating in a SHRM exam development activity
Up to 30 per cycle



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

SHRM recognize the value of joining the wider community of HR professionals by becoming a member of SHRM or of other HR-related organizations. Organizations include but are not limited to the following:

          • SHRM HR People + Strategy (HRPS)
          • World Federation of People Management Association (WFPMA) 
          • Charted Professionals in Human Resources Canada (CPHR) 
          • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)  
          • Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) 
          • Association of Talent Development (ATD) 

Activity  PDCs
 
Professional membership
3 per year