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Mile markers keep certificants informed of their progress

By Sharee Posey May 4, 2017

​SHRM certificants will now know at a glance where they are in their progress toward recertification, thanks to SHRM's recently launched e-mail campaign to deliver regular status updates. The easy-to-read Recertification Progress Reports are an efficient way for SHRM-certified professionals to stay informed of how many professional development credits (PDCs) they have accumulated so far. The campaign was designed to help keep HR professionals on track throughout the process of maintaining their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential.

Some tips to make the best use of your report: 

  • An e-mailed report tells you how many PDCs you've submitted for approval up to the date of the notice; PDCs entered after the date of the notice are not reflected in that total. To get your most timely PDC balance, log in to the SHRM Certification Portal.
  • To submit your recertification application, you need 60 PDCs. Always check to make sure that you're earning PDCs that qualify. Consult the SHRM Recertification Handbook for a detailed breakdown of eligible categories and PDC maximums within each category. Log in to the SHRM Certification Portal to ensure that you're earning credits that count.
  • Are there discrepancies between your report and what it says in the portal? Verify that you've logged in using the e-mail address specified in the report—that's the e-mail linked to your SHRM credential.
  • Questions? E-mail for the quickest response.
  • Download the SHRM Certification App (for iOS and Android users—available from iTunes or Google Play) to make your recert connection even easier.

Sharee Posey is SHRM's specialist in certification community engagement.

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