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Indiana SHRM News
Indiana SHRM News

Certification Update January 2019

Jennifer Lange, SHRM-SCP

Jennifer Lange, SHRM-SCP, PHR, Certification Director

SHRM Certification Scholarships

SHRM will award 110 SHRM Certification scholarships on June 15 – scholarship applications will be accepted January 15 – April 15. Recipients will receive $750 for SHRM Certification exam and preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP). Learn more.

Chapters are also eligible to apply for a separate SHRM Certification scholarship to either conduct (or if your chapter is planning to conduct) a SHRM certification preparation program or other effort to promote SHRM certification. More information.


SHRM Certification – Spring Testing Window May 1, 2019 – July 15, 2019

SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) spring exam applications will be accepted now through March 22 with an additional $75 late application fee for applications between March 23 and April 12 for the May 1, 2019 – July 15, 2019 testing window.

View the entire SHRM Certification application process. Also, you can check the SHRM Certification exam eligibility requirements.


Hosting a Spring SHRM Certification Chapter Study Group? 

Please let Jen Lange (Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com) know if your chapter is planning/hosting a spring SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group…it can either be a study group that the chapter sponsors (i.e. coordinates/runs, etc.) or one in which you partner with a recognized local education partners (colleges, universities, etc.)!

I would love to share the specifics of what your chapter is doing with those who make inquiries via the State Council so we can begin referring people your way! We can also continue to think about how we may be able to share your SHRM Certification Study Group information on our website.

Also, if you are thinking about trying to get a chapter study group going for this spring – I would be happy to assist you and/or share some best practices. As always, please let me know how I may be able to assist you/your chapter/your membership with SHRM Certification efforts!

Further, SHRM created the SHRM Certification resources and tools to help you promote SHRM Certification preparation, SHRM Certification and Recertification. Learn how your chapter can partner with a SHRM Education Partner to host an instructor-led cert prep course and/or host and administer a facilitator-led SHRM Learning System study group. Tools are available.

SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program

Looking for another way to earn PDCs – check out the SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program – it is FREE and open to all HR professionals who are interested in learning about best practices to attract, hire and retain veterans. Anyone holding the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential may also receive 10 PDCs toward their recertification.


REMEMBER – SHRM Adapted the SHRM Recertification Requirements

Budget constraints, location or schedule shouldn’t keep you from earning the 60 PDCs needed to maintain your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification.  SHRM adapted their recertification process to provide additional flexibility to match your learning needs.

Going forward, SHRM will no longer have a maximum limit on self-paced activities, in the ‘Advance Your Education’ category.

Info about the “no max.”

Recertification Counselors:


Need a Chapter Programming Idea – SHRM Offers Competency Based Education for Chapters 

Check here for SHRM’s Competency Based Education for Chapters. You will see two (2) 1.5 hour programs to address topics based on the SHRM HR Competency Model. This is free of charge for SHRM Chapters and Councils in good standing, it is a multi-media presentation, includes easy to use facilitator guides and is accessible via the VLRC – note, SHRM will need a five (5) day lead window to approve the request to use it…this is a great idea for chapter programming.


Enhanced Chapter Support – SHRM Recertification

It’s bbbaaaaccccckkk for 2019 as well – help your local chapter (encourage your members to help too) and our HR Indiana State Council by recertifying your SHRM Certification in 2019 – SHRM is offering enhanced financial support to those SHRM Chapters and State Councils in good standing based on the number of SHRM members who recertify between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

  • Chapters will receive $20 per each chapter member who is a SHRM member in good standing, primarily coded to the chapter and recertifies for SHRM Certification during 2019
  • State Councils will receive $10 per each SHRM member in good standing (in-chapter and at-large) in the state who recertifies for SHRM Certification during 2019

Payment will be made to affiliates in good standing in early 2020 based on the number of recertified members meeting the above criteria as of 12/31/19.

Learn more about SHRM Recertification.