Recertification Timeline and Fees


As a SHRM credential-holder, you must earn 60 PDCs within your 3-year recertification pcycle 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 


>> 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
Late Fee = $50 USD

All Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Late Fee applies to completed records submitted after the cycle end date and before the expiration date.  

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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: