Recertification At-a-Glance

As a SHRM Certification-holder you have two options for recertification:

Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within your 3-year recertification cycle

Re-take the certification exam within the last year of your recertification cycle


Your initial recertification cycle starts the day you pass the exam and ends 3 years later, on the last day of your birth month.

Whichever option you choose must be achieved preferrably by your end date but definitely by your expiration date which is the last day of your 60 day grace period.

Example:

  • Candidate's birth month is July

  • Candidate takes and passes the exam on May 3, 2019

  • Initial recertification cycle start date: May 3, 2019

  • Cycle end date: July 31, 2022

  • Cycle expiration:  September 30, 2022


Review the Road to SHRM Recertification to get a high-level overview of the process and examples of what a completed journey to 60 PDCs might look like.

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RECERTIFICATION WITH PDCs

If you choose to recertify with PDCs you must:

  1. Earn 60 PDCs within your 3-year recertification cycle.

  2. Enter your PDCs in your SHRM certification portal.

  3. Submit your completed recertification record preferably by your end-date, but definitely by your expiration date. 

  4. Pay the applicable recertification processing fee.*

You may submit your completed recertification record one year into your 3-year cycle. If you recertify early, your new cycle will start the next day. Your end date will not change.

If you earn more than 60 PDCs during your cycle, you may carry over up to 20 excess PDCs to your new cycle.

Learn more about how to recertify with PDCs:

Qualifying Activities

How to Enter PDCs

RECERTIFICATION BY EXAM

If you choose to recertify by exam, you must:

  1. Take the exam no earlier than 12 months before the end of your 3-year recertification cycle.

  2. Retest at your current certification level.

  3. Complete the full exam application process.

  4. Pay the applicable examination fee.

If you do not pass the exam your credential will be revoked, and you will have to reapply, test and pass the exam to regain your SHRM certification status. Additionally, you will not be able to pursue recertification with PDCs. 

If you plan on selecting this option, please contact certification@shsygjmy.com for additional assistance.

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*RECERTIFICATION PROCESSING FEES

​Fee Type
​Member
​Nonmember
​Regular
​$100 USD
​$150 USD
​Late
​$150 USD
​$200 USD

Details

Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Late fee applies to completed records submitted during the 60 day grace period (after the cycle end date and before the expiration date).