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    AASHRM is a SHRM Certification Preferred Provider

    SHRM Certification: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP

    SHRM Certification Toolkit


    Would you like to expand your credentials in the HR field or is it time to renew your certification?

    Once certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or a global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), you must recertify every 3 years (from date of original certification or last recertification).

    • Sixty (60) hours of learning credit is required during those 3 years
    • Credit earned on hour-for-hour basis (one hour learning = one hour recertification credit)
    • If you don't submit recertification form, you must retake the exam
    • No suporting documentation should be submitted to HRCI, but should be maintained for your records in case you are audited
    • Recertification credits can be earned online at
    • There are now two ways to recertify - by completing the paper application (available at or by accessing your online recertification file by clicking "My Recert File" at There is a $100.00 processing fee to recertify.
    • If you have changed jobs or addresses, notify HRCI (not just SHRM) at HRCI sends recertification reminders via email and regular mail, so they must have your current/correct email and mailing address.

    Credit is awarded for HR-related activities in these categories:

    • Continuing Education: Credit awarded hour for hour (Chapter meetings can be pre-approved for HRCI recertification credit.) You can also obtain recertification credits through viewing SHRM's archived or live webcasts. There are over 100 available archived webcasts at Each one counts for 1 credit. There is no quiz at the end, and many count for strategic credit.
    • Instruction: 1 hour taught = 1.5 credit hours awarded. (Includeds courses taught at work such as workplace violence prevention, sexual harassment prevention, etc.)
    • On-the-Job Experience: Credit is awarded for first-time work activitiy if it broadens your knowledge of the field of HR, such as developing a strategic plan, rolling out a new 401K plan, etc.
    • Research/Publishing: Research, write, or publish on HR topics.
    • Leadership: External leadership activities count, including being a SHRM volunteer leader.
    • Professional Membership: Be a member of a national HR-related professional association and earn credit hours. (SHMR, ASTD, World at Work, etc.)

    Answers to ALL your certification questions can be found at