#SHRM19 Opportunities for SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs

Annual Conference 2019 events and resources for current (and future!) SHRM credential-holders

By the SHRM Certification Team May 6, 2019

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​SHRM credential-holders, and those who are interested in SHRM certification, can look forward to a wealth of opportunities at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, to be held June 23-26 in Las Vegas. Network, learn, earn professional development credits (PDCs) toward recertification and experience much more at the world's largest gathering of HR professionals. Start planning now!

SHRM Certification Lounge

This special dedicated space is reserved for SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs. Recharge yourself (and your phone), grab a snack and some giveaways, and chat with fellow SHRM credential-holders. Recertification advisors will be on hand to answer your recertification questions and can even help you finalize your application if you're ready to do so. Location: the Connection Zone in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Hours: June 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 24, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 25, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 26, 8-11 a.m.

SHRM Certification Information Booth

Meet the SHRM Certification Relations staff and learn about the SHRM certification process from start to finish. Location: outside the Certification Lounge, in the Connection Zone. Hours: June 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 24, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 25, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June 26, 8-11 a.m.

SmartStage Presentations

Eighteen-minute "executive summary"-style briefings for busy attendees.

  • Earning Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Testing. Nancy Woolever, SHRM's director of exam development, will discuss how to choose which exam is right for you, best practices for studying, and tips and tools to put you on the path to success. Whether you're just interested in finding out about SHRM certification, planning to apply or already have an appointment to take the test, this brief session is for you. (June 23, 1:10 p.m.)
  • Tips for Making Recertification Simple. John Austin, SHRM's manager of certification relations, will explain what the recertification requirements are for SHRM credential-holders, how to earn PDCs from the widest array of activities (many of which you may already be engaged in) and when to submit your application. You worked hard to earn your SHRM designation, so make sure you don't lose it—recertify! (June 24, 1:50 p.m.)
  • Three Keys to HR Success with the SHRM Learning System. Elizabeth Moore, SHRM-SCP, vice president at Holmes Corp., will help you discover tools and resources to expand your knowledge, skills and proficiencies as you prepare for the SHRM certification exam. Especially valuable for SHRM-CPs looking to earn the SHRM-SCP. (June 24, 3:40 p.m.) 

Concurrent Sessions

  • Earn Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Testing, presented by Nancy Woolever, SHRM's director of exam development. Learn about the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials and get helpful hints for taking the exam. (June 24, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Maintaining Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP: Tips for Recertifying with Purpose, presented by Pat Byrd, SHRM's director of certification relations. Understand the recertification process for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential and find out how to maximize the opportunities and resources available to you. (June 25, 3:30 p.m.)


SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation, a two-day seminar presented by a qualified, SHRM-certified HR instructor. Focus your study efforts for either exam with this intensive, comprehensive review of the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge. Additional fee and registration required. Check annual.shrm.org for other preconference seminars and available credits. (June 22, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; June 23, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

Books Approved for PDCs

Earn recertification credits by reading approved books and completing quizzes afterward. Stop by the SHRMStore in the Connection Zone for information.

Conference Attendance PDCs

Attend #SHRM19 to earn 27.25 PDCs toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. Your credits auto-populate in your certification portal, so you can focus more on learning and less on paperwork.

Exclusive Member Resources

Fast-track your HR career with easy-to-use tools that can help you assess your HR skills and competencies and guide you toward further training and development. As a SHRM member with a SHRM certification, you will receive 1 PDC each calendar year you complete the Competency Self-Assessment to evaluate and target your professional development efforts. Learn more at shrm.org/careers.

SHRM Specialty Credentials

Visit the SHRM booth (#2034) in the Exposition Hall to learn more about the growing family of SHRM Specialty Credentials. Specialty credentials for U.S. Employment Immigration and for HR Department of One are being introduced this month, adding to those already available for California Employment Law, Talent Acquisition and People Analytics.

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