Recertification Q&A: Basic Requirements, Retired Status

Answers to frequently asked questions about maintaining your credential

By the SHRM Certification Team August 9, 2018
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Have questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential? Twice a month, the SHRM Certification Team will answer some of the frequently asked questions they receive from certification holders.

 

Q:  What are the recertification requirements for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP? 

A:  There are two options: 1) Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within a three-year recertification period that ends on the last day of the credential-holder's birth month, or 2) take the certification exam at the end of the three-year recertification period.


Q:  I'm retiring from the profession. Am I able to retire my credential? 

A:  Yes. If you are planning to retire from the profession, then you may apply for retired status. To qualify, you must be fully retired from the profession (part-time HR work, such as consulting, teaching, etc., is not permitted). To apply, please send your request via e-mail to Recertification@shrm.org

 

What perplexes you most about recertification? Send your questions to SHRMCertNews@shrm.org.

 

Want to learn more about how to maintain your SHRM certification? To attend one of our free online events and gain access to SHRM recertification counselors, visit shrmcertification.org/recertify/events.

 


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