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Your Certifications

    SHRM has launched certifications that are comparable to the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  The new SHRM designations are Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP). 

    CV-SHRM has compiled the following information regarding both the HRCI and SHRM certifications. 

    SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertifications

    SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders qualify for recertification credits by participating in professional development activities that relate to the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge.  More Info

    As a certified SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, you must submit your PDCs or retake the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam throughout your 3-year recertification period ending on the last day of your birth month. Once your recertification application is complete and has been approved, your next 3-year recertification period will begin from your existing end date. If you complete your recertification cycle early, your end date will not change, but any unused or subsequent professional development activities completed within your current certification period cannot be carried over to the next.

    Certification Handbook Recertification Handbook SHRM BoCK

    Recertification Application Fee SHRM Members = $100 USD Nonmembers = $150 USD

    HRCI Certifications

    HRCI remains committed to providing their certification for HR professionals.   It’s important to know that:

    1. HRCI will continue to develop and administer its certifications: PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHR–CA®/SPHR-CA®, HRBP® and HRMP®.

    2. HRCI’s certification and recertification processes will continue as they have been – meaning that your services for recertification and exam preparation are as valuable as ever.

    Professional Development
    Your professional development programs are essential to those seeking to recertify their HRCI credentials. HRCI will continue to honor courses that SHRM chapters offer, adding to a professional’s HR knowledge. HRCI recently re-launched its online directory of preapproved programs on its website.
    Exam Preparation
    SHRM chapters play an important role in preparing new candidates for HRCI exams. As SHRM’s Learning System products will not be available after 2014, we want you to be aware of the alternative resources that are currently being used successfully by colleges, independent consultants and some chapter groups. While HRCI does not recommend any specific product or organization, as a service to our candidates and instructors, we have compiled a certification preparation resource page.

    Stay Current
    The only way for certified professionals to stay current is to fulfill certification renewal requirements through HRCI.  Certifications cannot be transferred; recertifying with HRCI is necessary to prevent your certification from expiring. 

    Resources to Communicate with your Members about HRCI
    Resources for you to help you acquire and maintain HRCI certifications are available by selecting the following links:

    Connect with HRCI
    You can get updates from HRCI on Twitter (@HRCertInstitute) and LinkedIn at HRCI Voices.  CV-SHRM will keep you posted at our regular, monthly meetings, and on this page.