Advance Your Organization

(20 PDC maximum per 3-year recertification period)

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. 

Recertify How-to Video: Advance Your Organization

For complete information on PDCs earned through each activity, please view the Recertification Handbook.


You may earn recertification credit for projects you worked on that meet or support organizational goals and provide opportunities to advance your capabilities in HR competencies. You must upload documentation to your Certification Portal to support your work project.

To be awarded credit, you must provide the following information about your work project in your recertification application:

  • Clearly defined project objectives and desired outcomes that are aligned to organizational needs and verified by your supervisor.
  • A brief description of the project, including your level of involvement and the time you spent on each initiative.
  • How stated goals were met or supported.
  • Which HR competencies applied and how they were advanced to achieve the project goals.