Recertification Audit

In order to protect the integrity of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification program, SHRM will audit a percentage of recertification applications. It is important to document your professional development activities and retain these records for up to six months after the end of your 3-year recertification period. If you are audited, you will be required to verify, with supporting documentation, the activities and PDCs listed on your recertification application.

Please submit all supporting documentation to satisfy the audit in one submission. You will have 30 days to submit your audit documentation. From the time all audit documentation is received, notification as to the outcome of the audit review will occur within 30 days.

Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential may be revoked if you are unable to provide supporting documentation when audited, or if you do not meet the 60-PDC minimum per 3-year recertification period. (Supporting documentation is not required unless you are chosen for audit.)

For more information on the recertification audit process, please download the Recertification Handbook.