Updates & Blogs
Welcome New IndySHRM Members!
Julie A. Stoelting
New Policy Changes to SHRM Recertification Effective 08/01/2019
For those with their SHRM Certification, on 07-29-19 (via email) SHRM formally announced
several enhancements to the SHRM Recertification process. A brief recap:
Earn PDCs During the Grace Period – Effective 08-01-19, SHRM Certification holders who are working toward recertification can earn PDCs for activities they participate in through their grace period (the 60-day period between their certification end date and expiration date).
Immediately Begin Earning PDCs for the New Recertification Cycle When You Recertify Early – Effective 08-01-19, the new recertification cycle for SHRM Certification hold who recertify early will begin the NEXT DAY after they recertify. Their end date will continue to be on the last day of their birth month.
Carry Over a Maximum of 20 Credits to the Next Recertification Cycle – Effective 08-01-19, SHRM Certification holders who recertify with more than 60 PDCs in their account will be able to carry over up to 20 credits to their new cycle.
SHRM HR Resource Spotlight
SHRM has a new benefit available for SHRM members. It’s called HR Resource Spotlight and it gathers many SHRM resources related to a specific topic and makes them available in one easy, convenient location. You can click on the topic that interests you and be directed to a page dedicated to topic-specific resources.
Find SHRM's Resource Spotlight Here
SHRM Certification – Winter Testing Window December 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020
SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) winter exam applications will be accepted May 13 – October 18 (with an additional $75 late application fee for applications between October 19 and November 9) for the December 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020 testing window.
View the Entire SHRM Certification Application Process
Check the SHRM Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements
SHRM Instructor’s Top 20 Test Tips
SHRM posted a two (2) part series (link to part two is below and there is a link to part one
within it) – expert advice on preparing for and taking the SHRM certification exam; please
share this information with your study groups and those individuals you know who are
preparing for their SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam!
View the Article Here
Another SHRM Certification Resource
A new book – Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam! – A guide to success on the SHRM-CP and
SHRM-SCP exams; Editor: Nancy A. Woolever, MAIS, SHRM-SCP - SHRM Vice President
The book is available in the SHRMStore Here
The paperback is $24.93 and the Kindle version is $14.49. The book is a short, accessible
guide to demystify the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams with expert tips for
understanding, studying, practicing, and acing the tests. Further, it covers everything you
need to know about exam structure, best practices for studying, research-based tips to
sharpen test-taking skills, proven strategies for managing test anxiety, and features scores
of strategies from experts and tips from test-taker, detailed learning and study resources,
practice questions and answer key for both exams, guides to terminology and acronyms,
and much more! Also, this book is approved for SHRM recertification credit; after reading
the book, earn a passing quiz score and receive three (3) PDCs.
Accelerate Your HR Career - SHRM’s Competency Self-Assessment
SHRM has launched new member-only career resources can help fast-track your HR career development with easy-to-use tools that assess your HR skills and competencies and guide you toward further training and development. There are three (3) easy steps that will get you on your way to becoming the best HR professional you can be! First, Competency Self-Assessment, then Development Activity Wizard, and finally, Competency Development Plan.
NOTE: If you are a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified member, you will receive one (1) PDC per year for each calendar year you complete the Competency Self-Assessment. Use it to evaluate how best to target your professional development efforts toward the 60 PDCs required to maintain your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential over your three (3) year recertification period.
Learn more about this new benefit here
Another Way to Earn PDCs
Remember, your annual National SHRM Membership qualifies for three (3) PDCs per year (and SHRM automatically loads this in your SHRM Portal).
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.
SHRM Specialty Credentials – There Are Five (5) Currently
Check out SHRM’s Specialty Credentials Here
A SHRM Specialty Credential educates individuals on specific learning objectives. This is done by participating in a series of learning events and passing an assessment to demonstrate comprehension of program learning objectives. You cannot recertify a specialty credential; after three (3) years, you must complete the learning events and pass the assessment to earn a new credential. Please spread the word and encourage your members and network to obtain a SHRM Specialty Credential in:
- SHRM California Law HR Specialty
- SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty
- SHRM People Analytics Specialty
- SHRM U.S. Employment Immigration Specialty
- SHRM HR Department of One Specialty
Coming soon, a SHRM Specialty Credential focusing on organizational culture with an
emphasis on inclusion, diversity and equity will be announced later this year.
Monthly SHRM Recertification Live Chats
If you are a SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holder, join SHRM to ask the SHRM Recertification Counselors any questions you have about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification - regardless of where you are in your recertification cycle. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make the most of the resources available to you and to clear up any areas of confusion. SHRM’s Recertification Counselors are here to help.
Live chats will happen the second Wednesday of most months at 2:00 pm ET (for 30 minutes).
Register for Live Chats Here
Track your recertification credits with the SHRM Certification App
Looking for something to show before your chapter meeting/event starts… check out SHRM’s YouTube videos. You can find content about the SHRM Certification App Here; the easy to use app will help SHRM-certified HR professionals keep track of their recertification efforts. The SHRM Certification app was developed exclusively for use by SHRM credential holders with specially designed features to make it easier to maintain and recertify one's SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation. Download the app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play!