Recertification Q&A: Participating in Research

Answers to frequently asked questions about maintaining your credential

By the SHRM Certification Team November 14, 2019
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Recertification Q&A: Participating in Research

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: Can I earn professional development credits (PDCs) for participating in SHRM research, such as surveys and focus groups?

A: Yes. A great way to advance the profession and give back to the HR community is by volunteering to provide SHRM with feedback based on your experience by completing a survey or participating in a focus group.

 

Q: How do I get involved in a SHRM research project?

A: SHRM's Research & Surveys division sends e-mail invitations to thousands of potential participants and selects a certain number of respondents to take part in these activities. If you want to participate and earn PDCs for doing so, check your e-mail inbox regularly for an invitation from SHRM Research.

 

Q: How many PDCs can I earn for these activities?

A: You can earn up to two PDCs per year for participating in research, for a maximum of six PDCs over your three-year recertification cycle:

  • One PDC is awarded for completing a SHRM survey.
  • One PDC is awarded for every hour of participation in a SHRM focus group (after one hour, 0.25 PDC is awarded for every 15 minutes).

 

Have additional questions? Send them to SHRMCertNews@shrm.org.

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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