Recertification Q&A: Volunteer Activities and What to Do When You Retire

Answers to frequently asked questions about maintaining your credential

By SHRM Certification Team Mar 8, 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 requirements for recertification credit for volunteering activities? 

A: An eligible volunteering activity must occur in an HR services role, without compensation, and must be for an HR association, HR membership organization or other nonprofit. If you have a specific volunteering activity that you'd like to have reviewed, please e-mail Certification@shrm.org for assistance. 


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

A: Yes. To be eligible for retired status, a credential-holder must be fully retired from the profession. This means that they cannot be doing part-time HR work (e.g., consulting, teaching). Please send your e-mail request to Recertification@shrm.org for assistance.


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


Learn more about the SHRM Recertification program at shrmcertification.org/recertify

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