There are two ways to recertify your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within a 3-year recertification cycle or retake the certification exam.
Begin the recertification process by logging into your Certification Portal. Here you’ll be able to submit recertification credits, apply to retake the exam, review the recertification handbook, and access the recertification application.
As a certified SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, you will have an online profile and be able to track your PDCs throughout your 3-year recertification cycle ending on the last day of your birth month. Once your recertification application is complete and has been approved, your next 3-year recertification cycle will begin from your existing end date. You may submit your completed recertification application one year into your 3-year recertification cycle. If you complete your recertification cycle early, your end date will not change, and you may carry over up to 20 PDCs towards your new cycle.
You have the option to maintain your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP by retaking the certification exam. If you choose to do so, you must: