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Certification Update February 2019

Jennifer Lange, SHRM-SCP

Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Director of Certification

February SHRM Certification CLA Webcast

SHRM hosts Core Leadership Area (CLA) webcasts for specific roles within chapters and the SHRM Certification CLA Webcast will be on 02-20-19 at 4:00 pm ET. You can register for the live version (which will also be recorded for future review).

Have You Checked Out SHRM’s VLRC?

If you aren’t familiar with all of the tools and tips available through SHRM’s Volunteer Leader Resource Center (VLRC) – please check out the SHRM Certification and Recertification information.

The tools on the VLRC are customizable too and can be ready to go content for your website, information to share at chapter events, as well as a lot of helpful information to answer SHRM Certification and/or Recertification questions that may come up. If you get a question that you can’t answer – feel free to reach out to Jen Lange for additional support!

2019 Recertification Provider Seal

Please make sure that your website, collateral, and other handouts all have been updated with the 2019 Recertification Provider Seal (so remove the 2018 or prior year seals!) If you have questions/concerns or need help with ensuring a program is eligible for SHRM Recertification PDCs, please reach out to mark.mckenna@shrm.org.

REMEMBER – SHRM Adapted their SHRM Recertification Requirements

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

In the Fall of 2018, SHRM announced there will no longer be a maximum limit on self-paced activities, in the ‘Advance Your Education’ category.

Info about the “no max.” 

Recertification Counselors:

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.

2019 SHRM Certification Handbook

Download the PDF of the 2019 SHRM Certification Handbook.

2019 SHRM Recertification Requirements Handbook

Download the PDF of the 2019 SHRM Recertification Requirements Handbook.

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.

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

Check out 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.