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Maintain Your SHRM Credential with Recertification


Because the HR profession is constantly changing and evolving, it is important for certified professionals to continually update their HR competencies and knowledge. Achieving certification as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) is the first step. Recertifying demonstrates your commitment to the profession, to your organization, and to yourself through lifelong education and professional development.


HR professionals obtain recertification by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM BoCK. The incorporation of competencies into the SHRM BoCK greatly expands the range of activities that will qualify for professional development credits (PDCs). To recertify and maintain your credential, you must earn 60 PDCs every three years, or retake the certification exam.


SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs:


  • Advance Your Education through continuing education activities such as conferences, seminars, webcasts, e-learning, chapter programs and more.
  • Advance Your Organization through supervisor-endorsed work projects that meet or support organizational goals and demonstrate or advance capabilities in one or more of the HR competencies.
  • Advance Your Profession through thought leadership and volunteer activities that contribute to the development of the HR profession and the community.


For detailed descriptions of what activities qualify for PDCs, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.


To start the recertification process, visit

Recertification Course

LCFHRA is partnering with NCSHRM to provide a fall SHRM Certification exam preparation course via Zoom. Anyone in the state can participate! LCFHRA has a wonderful pass rate. This past spring, everyone who participated in the course passed! Experienced instructor and other HR professionals to engage with! Registration is now open! 





Maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP can come from many resources. All of these -things make you a more solid HR professional. If you're feeling uncertain about how to earnthe required 60 PDCs, here are a couple helpful thingsto remember:

Advancing Your Education with SHRM Activities

All SHRMconferences
, seminars and eLearning programs that you attend will be automatically* uploaded to your SHRM Certification Portal, so you don't have to enter anything yourself.

Work Projects and Recertification

SHRM recognizes the value of your workplace activities and we encourage you to analyze and reflecthow you're putting your chosen continuededucation resources and gained skillsinto action day to day.Earn up to 20 PDCsfor work projects that support your organization and provide opportunities to advance your capabilities in the HR competencies. For credit include the following with your recertification application:

A clear definition of the project objectives and how the desired outcomesaligned to your organization's needs. Include supervisorverification.

A brief description of the project and your level of involvement.

How the objectives were met or supported.

Which HR Competenciesapplied and how they were used to achieve the project goals.

If you haven't already(and you want to avoid surprises later),
begin your recertification journey»

*Please e-mailrecertification@shrm.orgif you do not see your activities uploaded to your Certification Portal.