SHRM Books Recertification Credit Program



A great way for HR professionals to broaden their knowledge and receive recertification credit at the same time is by reading books. This self-paced activity is described under the “Advance Your Education” category in the SHRM Recertification Requirements Handbook.

About the Program

To help SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential-holders maintain their certification in this way, SHRM Books has compiled a list of books eligible for professional development credits (PDCs).

Credential-holders can earn up to 60 recertification credit hours by reading approved books and correctly answering questions about them in corresponding quizzes on the SHRM eLearning platform. Read this FAQ to learn more about that process.

Suggest or Submit a Title

SHRM Books invites book recommendations and applications for content suitable to the Recertification Credit Program. Please review the selection criteria below then suggest a title or submit an application to have the book evaluated.

Selection Criteria

SHRM Books selects English-language books that:

  • Cover topics as defined by the SHRM BoCK™.
  • Offer practical or strategic value to HR professionals and people managers.
  • Provide timely, relevant, well-researched and accurate content.
  • Demonstrate expertise and thought leadership on the topic.
  • Feature length (30,000 – 100,000+ words) and standards (copyedited, indexed, typeset, etc.) typical of professionally-published business books.
  • Are readily available for sale through Amazon* and/or other book resellers.

*The Amazon listing can represent direct fulfillment or inventory sold by a third-party seller.


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