There are two ways to recertify your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within a 3-year recertification period 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 certification handbook, and access the recertification application.
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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 period ending on the last day of your birth month. Once your recertification application is complete and has been approved, your next 3-year recertification period will begin from your existing end date. You may submit your completed recertification application one year into your 3-year recertification period. If you complete your recertification cycle early, your end date will not change, and any unused or subsequent professional development activities completed within your current certification period cannot be carried over to the next.
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: