Recertification is required every three years. Professionals need to earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) in order to recertify.
SHRM has addressed the needs of HR professional by creating three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders can earn recertification credits: Advance Your Education, Advance Your Organization, and Advance Your Profession.
ADVANCE YOUR EDUCATION / No PDC maximum per recertification period
Instructor-Led or Self-Paced Continuing Education Activities
ADVANCE YOUR ORGANIZATION / 20 PDC maximum per recertification period
Supervisor-endorsed work projects that meet or support organizational goals and demonstrate or advance capabilities in one or more HR Competencies. To be awarded credit, upload documentation to your certification portal providing a defined project objective, a description of the project and your level of involvement, and how the project related to all applicable HR competencies.
PDCs are calculated based on time spent working on a project. Qualifying work projects fall into one of only two categories:
ADVANCE YOUR PROFESSION / 30 PDC Maximum per recertification period
Thought Leadership and Volunteer Activities
Activities that contribute to the development of the HR profession and the community.
For complete information on how PDCs are earned through each activity review the Recertification Handbook »
Interested in what a completed path to 60 PDCs might look like? Download the Recertification Process Infographic »
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