Recertification Q&A: Other Credentials, CEU, CLE


By the SHRM Certification Team March 26, 2020
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Have questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP? In every issue, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of the frequently asked questions they receive from credential-holders.


Q:  Will the credits I earn to recertify my SHRM-SCP credential also apply to other HR credentials I hold?

A:  Maybe. It depends on whether the other certifying organizations recognize the same recertification activities as SHRM. You'll need to check with the other organizations to confirm what they accept.


Q:  Can I get SHRM credits for taking Continuing Education (CEU) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses? If so, what are the PDC equivalents?

A:  Yes. SHRM accepts 10 PDCs for every 1 accredited CEU awarded (International Association for Continuing Education and Training guidelines: 1 CEU per 10 hours of classroom time). SHRM accepts 1 PDC for every 1 CLE credit awarded.


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For more information on SHRM Certification, and to register for the exam, please visit our website.

Already SHRM-certified? Be sure to maintain your credential by recertifying. Learn more about recertification activities here.



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