Recertification Timeline and Fees

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As a SHRM credential-holder, you must earn 60 PDCs within your 3-year recertification period ending on the last day of your birth month or retake the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam. Once you submit your completed recertification application, your new recertification cycle will begin the next day. If you recertify early, your new cycle end-date will not change, which may result in your recertification cycle extending beyond three years. 

Individuals who earn more than 60 PDCs in their cycle, may carry over up to 20 PDCs toward their new cycle.

August 1 Policy Change Announcement 

Example:

>> Candidate’s birth month is July
>> Candidate passed the exam in May 2016
>> Candidates initial recertification cycle begins May 1, 2016 and ends July 31, 2019
>> Candidate recertifies on April 28, 2019
>> Candidates new recertification cycle will begin April 29, 2019 and end July 31, 2022

Recertification Application Fee

SHRM Members = $100 USD
Nonmembers = $150 USD

The recertification fee is non-refundable, whether or not your application is approved.


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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 here: