Recertification Made Easy with Tech-Savvy Features

Meeting the needs of the SHRM credential holder’s mobile, multitasking lifestyle

Sep 7, 2016

​The SHRM Certification app now available on iTunes and Google Play.

Editor's note: updated March 3, 2017, to note that the SHRM Certification app is now available for Android users.

A trio of recently introduced mobile and online features brings welcome efficiencies to the recertification process for SHRM-certified professionals:

  1. The SHRM Certification App enables users to easily locate and choose preapproved activities and enter professional development credits (PDCs).

  2. The auto-fill feature on SHRM's online certification portal uploads members' PDCs for qualifying national SHRM programs and courses.

  3. The SHRM eLearning Library of online courses and webcasts earns subscribers up to 30 PDCs. 

"Recertification should be about learning and growing in your profession, not paperwork," said Brian Dickson, SHRM senior vice president of professional development and strategic partnerships. "We're making it easier for certificants to maintain their credentials." 

With the certification app, SHRM credential holders can search and filter recertification activities by competency, date or location; keep track of them; and enter the appropriate PDCs. Watch the video tutorial, then download the app from iTunes or Google Play.  

The certification portal's timesaving auto-fill feature automatically populates PDCs into the recertification accounts of SHRM-certified SHRM members, earned through SHRM national conferences, seminars, eLearning courses, webcasts and virtual seminars. The process requires that the member's e-mail address matches the e-mail address provided for the recertification account; certificants unsure of their address on file are advised to update their information. The availability of auto-fill for PDCs earned through chapter and state council events is under development and coming soon. 

The SHRM eLearning Library provides 24/7 access to more than 500 online educational courses and webcasts—mapped to the SHRM competencies—that explore a wide variety of topics. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holders who choose an unlimited, all-inclusive annual subscription can earn up to 30 PDCs toward their recertification requirements. Subscribers with HR Certification Institute credentials can earn up to 60 recertification credits when they take the quizzes associated with each course.


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